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Director @nickmitzevich
Cartier: The Exhibition FINAL WEEK until 22 July

Alexander Calder, born #otd in 1898, excelled at mathematics and applied this to his ingenious sculptures. You'll find more of his work in 'American Masters 1940–1980' opening 24 August. Free.

#americanmasters #nationalgalleryaus #alexandercalder #newyork

Image: Alexander Calder 'La Bobine [Bobbin]' 1970


Today we farewell the love stories, royalty and the exquisite style of the Maison @Cartier. 'Cartier: The Exhibition' is open until 6pm tonight if you would like one last lingering look. Link in bio.

#CartierNGA @visitcanberra #visitcanberra #cartier #nationalgalleryaus

Image: Bird brooch, photographed on a Robert Pinguet dress by Francios Kollar, 1948 for Vogue US


The only place where you'll be encouraged to draw on the walls—enter the sketching rink in @kellieodempsey's NGA Play space. Free, open 10am – 5pm every day.

#NGAplay #NGAfamilies #nationalggaleryaus #kellieodempsey #drawing


An infinitely dynamic mobile drips from our foyer ceiling and our contemporary gallery is overrun by sci-fi virtual reality 'geekdom'. Find out more about the the work of artists @contosfox, @flesh_dozer and @simonmward by joining a free contemporary art tour 2pm every Saturday and Sunday until 19 August.

#BalnavesNGA #contemporaryart #virtualreality #nikolatesla #nationalgalleryaus

Work: Sarah Contos 'Nikola Tesla send Theda Bara to Mars' (detail) 2018


The hour and minute hands of @Cartier's mystery clocks seem to float on air. At the time of invention, Cartier never intended to reveal the mystery of how these works of art tick. A century later, we now know each hand is fixed to a flat disk of crystal with a concealed, notched edge driven by gears hidden in the base. Time is running out. 'Cartier: The Exhibition' closes on Sunday at 6pm. Open 10am – 6pm on the weekend. Link in bio.

#CartierNGA @visitcanberra #visitcanberra #cartier #mysteryclock

Image: Cartier Paris Model A mystery clock 1918, Cartier Collection, ©️ Cartier


'Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.' Edgar Degas was born #otd in 1834. See his graceful 'Dancer' alongside his 19th century European counterparts in our International galleries, Level 2. Free.

#degas #edgardegas #frenchimpressionism #onthisday #nationalgalleryaus #ausnatcoll

Work: Edgar Degas 'Grande arabesque, troisième temps [Grand arabesque, 3rd position]' 1880s


'Feeling disenfranchised and disillusioned, these artists sought to subvert and transgress dominant culture.' Make a date with NGA Curators Dr Shaune Lakin, Bianca Hill, and Annie O'Hehir (not pictured). They'll talk resistance in the 1960s and '70s avant-garde and punk subculture in our new display. International galleries, Level 2. Thursday lunchtime 12.45pm. Free.

#punk #resistance #nationalgalleryaus


We welcome our much-loved pears to the Australia Garden. Looking tasty! #fruitsalad #yummyyummy

Work: George Baldessin 'Pear - version number 2' 1973


'Photography—if it is to be utterly honest and direct—should be related to the life of the times, the pulse of today. To merit serious consideration, the photograph must be directly connected with the world we live in,' said American photographer Berenice Abbott, who was born #otd 1898.

#bereniceabbott #nationalgalleryaus #americanphotography #onthisday #newyork #ausnatcoll

Image: Berenice Abbott 'Jean Cocteau' 1927


At the heart of 'Cartier: The Exhibition' are the stories of the extraordinary people who owned the jewels and defined their generation. Only until this Sunday 22 July. Link in bio.

#CartierNGA @visitcanberra #visitcanberra #gracekelly #cartier

Work: Yousuf Karsh 'Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco' 1956


@andrewrogersart's maquettes of major works reach for the ceiling, while his land-art project film, 'Rhythms of life',­ connects a series of 51 major stone structures visible from space, involving over 7,500 people in 16 countries across seven continents. Level 2. Free. •
Work: Andrew Rogers 'I am' (detail) 2016


Pablo Picasso acknowledges his appreciation for Rembrandt van Rijn, born #otd in 1606, in his series of intaglio prints 'The Vollard Suite'. Rembrandt redefined what it was to be an artist. Picasso claimed that an image of the Dutch master appeared to him as he was doodling over the surface of this copper etching plate. 'Picasso: The Vollard Suite' now open. Free, Orde Poynton Gallery, Level 2.

#pablopicasso #rembrandt #vollardsuite #nationalgalleryaus #picasso #printmaking #onthisday

Image: Pablo Picasso 'Rembrandt et têtes de femme. [Rembrandt and female heads.]' 1934 ©️ Pablo Picasso/Succession Picasso. Licensed by Copyright Agency