European Masterpieces
from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

12 Jun 2021 – 17 Oct 2021
GOMA | Gallery 1.1 The Fairfax Gallery, Gallery 1.2, Gallery 1.3 Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery | Ticketed

Spanning 500 years, ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ offers a breath-taking journey from the 1420s and emerging Renaissance to conclude at the height of early twentieth century post-impressionism. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity also allows visitors to experience works by painters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Turner, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, and Monet, direct from The Met’s collection – one of the finest collections of European painting in the world, the majority of which rarely leave permanent display in New York.

Highlights of the exhibition include Fra Angelico’s finely painted altarpiece The Crucifixion c. 1420–23; Titian’s poetic Venus and Adonis of the 1550s; the immediacy and drama of Caravaggio’s The Musicians 1597; Rembrandt’s painterly Flora of c.1654; Vermeer’s beautifully observed Allegory of the Catholic Faith c.1670-72, and van Gogh’s idyllic The Flowering Orchard 1888.

‘European Masterpieces’ includes portraiture, still-life, landscape and figure studies and will be a must-see for audiences of all ages, art-lovers and anyone with an interest in history, society, beauty, religious iconography, mythology and symbolism.

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Read about the artists and artworks, peruse the list of works in our three exhibition chapter themes all on the QAGOMA Blog or watch The Met Curators highlight their favorite works on YouTube.

EXTENDED EXHIBITION HOURS

Due to popular demand, viewing hours have been extended for ‘European Masterpieces’.

Early opening | 9.30am – 5.00pm
Sat 18 September – Mon 4 October

Met Mega Weekend | 9.30am – 9.30pm
Sat 9 & Sun 10 October | Bodhi Tree Terrace Bar opening 5.00-9.00pm with drinks & dining options

Early opening | 9.30am – 5.00pm
Sat 16 & Sun 17 October | Free Translink Travel
If you have a pre-purchased ticket to 'European Masterpieces' you can travel free to and from GOMA on the closing weekend of the exhibition. Plan your journey across all regular network-wide buses and Queensland Rail City Network trains (excluding Brisbane City Council Ferries and Airtrain services). Free travel is between the hours of 6.00am to 9.00pm on both Sat 16 and Sun 17 October. Pre-purchased tickets need to be shown to drivers or ticket inspectors.

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COVID-SAFE ENTRY

Due to the popularity of this blockbuster exhibition, wait times can be longer than usual. Weekdays tend to be less busy than weekends. Weekdays are less busy in the afternoons. Due to current COVID-capacity restrictions, we can only allow a certain number of people to enter at once. On a positive note, this means your viewing experience will be less crowded.

Visit our ticket information page for details on ticket prices, accepted concessions, companion cards, season tickets, onsite purchasing (no cash sales), etc.  Timed ticketing is not available for this exhibition.

This Australian-exclusive exhibition is organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and Art Exhibitions Australia.
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the Queensland Government Exhibition Indemnification
Scheme, administered by Arts Queensland
Works in this exhibition are protected under the Australian Government’s Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Act 2013. Find out more