Paths to abstraction 1867-1917


26 June – 19 September 2010
Lower Level 1

Hear an introduction to the exhibition by Edmund Capon, Gallery director

Discover the work of the most influential artists of the modern era and how they changed the course of art forever.

Experimenting with colour and form, these artists explored exciting new ways of seeing and imagining.

This major exhibition of over 150 paintings, drawings and prints reveals how abstract art emerged around the world.

On loan from 59 of the most prestigious art collections in the world including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Museu Picasso Barcelona, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Tate Modern and National Gallery of Art, Washington.

• Adult $20
• Member/concession $15
• Family $55 (2 adults + up to 3 children/students)
• EXPRESS ENTRY: Buy tickets onlineyou must have access to a printer
• Booked school groups $5 per student: School bookings
• Season pass to Alfred Stieglitz and Paths to abstraction $50 adult, $40 member/concession (unlimited entry to both exhibitions for one person) – available in person only
• Audio guide available at ticketing desk $7 adult, $5 member/concession

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Over 150 pivotal works by the pioneers of modern art including: Whistler, Monet, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Kandinsky, Braque, Mondrian, Derain, Klee, L�ger, Delaunay, Malevich, Seurat, Larionov


L: Patrick Henry Bruce Painting 1917–18, oil and graphite on canvas, 65.1 x 81.6 cm Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, Daniel J Terra Collection (1999.21)

R: František Kupka Discs of Newton (Study for ‘Fugue in two colours’) 1912, oil on canvas, 100.3 x 73.7 cm, Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950 (1950.134.122) © František Kupka / ADAGP Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney


Music used in association with Paths from abstraction exhibition courtesy of Naxos. Made available by Select Audio-Visual Distribution. Available in the Gallery shop.

PricesAdult $20.00
Member/concession $15.00
Family $55.00
(2 adults + up to 3 children)
Student $5.00
in booked school group
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