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, migration (empire) (production still, detail), 2008, image courtesy the artist; 303 Gallery, New York; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich; Victoria Miro, London; and Regen Projects, Los Angeles © the artist

Doug Aitken: New Era

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

20 Oct
2021 —
6 Feb

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.