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Melbourne Winter Masterpieces

Introduced in 2004, Melbourne Winter Masterpieces is the name for an annual series of major exhibitions which balance curatorial excellence with popular appeal.

The exhibitions are sourced from prestigious galleries and institutions from around the world.

Melbourne Winter Masterpieces Exhibitions in 2014:

DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

In a world premiere event, the studio that brought you the animated classics Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda is offering unprecedented access to its extraordinary archive in DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition.

Open from Thursday 10 April - Sunday 5 October 2014
Visit the ACMI website for more information or to buy tickets.

Italian Masterpieces from Spain's Royal Court, Museo del Prado

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

The holdings of Italian art in the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid are unique and unrivalled in museums outside Italy. Drawn from its magnificent collection, this exhibition of over 70 paintings and 30 drawings presents a rich selection of works spanning 300 years of Italian art, from the early sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.

Open from Friday 16 May – Sunday 31 August 2014
Visit the NGV website for more information or to buy tickets.

The objectives of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces are to:

  • Offer Victorians the opportunity to experience exclusive art exhibitions of the highest international standards.
  • Stage the exhibition in winter, in line with the Victorian Major Events Company and Tourism Victoria's winter tourism strategies. This attracts high numbers of international and interstate visitors and generates significant tourism and economic benefits to Victoria.
  • Achieve high levels of positive media coverage about Melbourne as well as generate destinational marketing opportunities for Melbourne.

Previous Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibitions have been:

Sketch of a character from Madagascar

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