European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th-20th Century

Saturday 19th June – NGV International

European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th–20th Century comes to the NGV as part of the highly successful Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series. The exhibition brings together a remarkable collection from the Städel Museum in Frankfurt, one of the finest art collections in Europe. Alongside the great German masters Friedrich, Stuck, Corinth, Heckel and Beckmann, European Masters includes beautiful Impressionist works by Monet, Renoir, Degas and Cézanne, as well as important paintings by Klinger, Munch and Bonnard. This is an unprecedented opportunity to see a spectacular array of the finest European art spanning the dynamic and transformative years of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Join us for the rare and exciting opportunity to hear about this spectacular exhibition from the Director and Curator of the Städel Museum and others.


‘Welcome and introduction’ – Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, NGV

‘The Städel Museum – History and future of a patron of the art’s vision’ – Max Hollein, Director, Städel Museum.

‘Introducing Goethe’ – Dr Gerard Vaughan, Director, NGV.

‘Of Dreams and Reality. The Städel Museum collection of nineteenth century and classical modern art’ – Dr Felix Krämer, Head, 19-Century and Modern Painting and Sculpture, Städel Museum.

‘European Masters in context: causes and effects of the avant-garde’ – Ryan Johnston, School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne.

‘Against nature: The Symbolist movement 1880s–1890s’ – Dr Ted Gott, Senior Curator, International Art, NGV

‘Conclusion & acknowledgements’ – Frances Lindsay, Deputy, Director, NGV

Cost: $70 Adult / $64 NGV Member / $67 Concession & Student (includes exhibition entry fee, morning tea).
Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International (enter North entrance, via the Arts Centre forecourt)
Event code: P1081
Further Information & Bookings (essential): Ph 03 8662 1555 (10am–5pm daily)

Download a program and booking form in pdf form: Staedal Symposium Program and Booking form