NGV celebrates 150th anniversary - Art Collector

Visitors looking at Andy Warhol’s Self-portrait no. 9 1986. Collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. Courtesy: NGV, Melbourne

17 January 2011 | In 2011 the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia’s first public art gallery, will be celebrating its 150th anniversary.

Alongside a major party in May, the gallery is planning a year of “magnificent exhibitions” according to director Gerard Vaughan. The highlight will be
Vienna: Art & Design, Klimt, Schiele, Hoffmann, Loos.

The NGV will also recognise the contribution of philanthropists throughout the gallery’s history, such as Alfred Felton who supported the creation of the Felton Bequest in 1904, and Joseph Brown, who donated over 100 artworks to the gallery in 2004.

Jane O'Sullivan

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