Henri Matisse The sorrow of the king (La tristesse du roi) 1952. Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne AM3279P. Photo © Philippe Migeat — Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist RMN GP. © Succession H Matisse/Copyright Agency, 2019

Matisse: Life & Spirit

Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

Art Gallery of NSW

20 Nov
2021 —
13 Mar

Discover the joy of Henri Matisse through over 100 works spanning six decades. This Sydney-exclusive exhibition offers an extraordinary immersion in the range and depth of one of the world’s most beloved, innovative and influential artists.

Doug Aitken, SONG 1, 2012/2015, installation view, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 2015, commissioned, with generous production support, by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, courtesy the artist; 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva

Doug Aitken: New Era

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

2021 —

American artist Doug Aitken (born 1968) is internationally recognised for his ambitious practice that incorporates objects, installations, photographs and vast, multi-screen environments that envelop viewers within a kaleidoscope of moving imagery and sound.


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Delve deeper into Matisse: Life & Spirit and Doug Aitken: New Era with a diverse program of events including talks, tours, performances, workshops, family activities and film.

See the gallery websites for program details.