National Gallery of Victoria Announces European Masters from the Stadel Museum Exhibition

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Premier John Brumby today announced a new blockbuster exhibition, European Masters: Städel Collection 19th – 20th Centuries will come to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in 2010 as part of the hugely successful Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series.

Mr Brumby said the exhibition comprises more than 100 works from the internationally renowned Städel Museum in Germany by artists including Monet, Cézanne and Renoir, and is the first time this collection of works will be displayed outside Europe.

“More than 170,000 people have already visited the current NGV Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series Salvador Dali: Liquid Desire, and we expect the Städel exhibition will further position Victoria as an international centre for the arts and major events,” Mr Brumby said.

“The Städel exhibition is a major coup for the state and we expect it to draw interstate and international tourists alongside other attractions such as the Spring Racing Carnival and the Australian Open Tennis.

“The eight exhibitions in the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series have so far attracted more than 1.6 million visitors, and Victorians are reaping the benefits with an estimated $100 million injected into the Victorian economy.

“European Masters: Städel Collection 19th – 20th Centuries will be shown exclusively at the NGV and will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all Victorians and visitors to our state.”..

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