Art Course: European Masterpieces

10.00AM Sat 11 Sep 2021
GOMA | Cinema B | Sold Out

This event is now sold out. The sessions will be recorded and made available on QAGOMA's YouTube Channel.

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the beauty of artworks from ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’, in this three-part art course presented by Dr Andrea Bubenik. Learn more about these extraordinary artworks and the contexts that informed their creation.

Each session will feature a lecture focusing on key themes in the exhibition, followed by a Q&A with an Australian artist where artworks will be considered through a contemporary lens.

Session 2: Human/Non-Human

When did objects become subjects for artists? Explore the lives of objects in art, from the noteworthy, such as globes, skulls, and musical instruments, to the rich symbolism of fruits and vegetables, to the emergence of still life as a genre. Consider the ways in which animals activate the scenes they populate, with flies, dogs, cats, horses and snakes taking on pivotal roles.

Guest artist Q&A: Marian Drew

Tickets: $90 General admission, $75 QAGOMA Members (Valid QAGOMA Member or Foundation Card required).

This course is designed for all art knowledge levels. All attendees will receive a course pack containing complementary readings and resources. Please note exhibition access is not included in this event. A valid ‘European Masterpieces’ ticket is required to visit the exhibition.

This exhibition was organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in collaboration with Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and Art Exhibitions Australia.