The National Gallery of Victoria has been stirring hearts and minds and eyeballs since 1861: It's the first--and the most popular--art museum Down Under, and it can proudly stand aside any top-class counterparts on other continents. More than 70,000 pieces of permanent art and special exhibitions sprawl between a pair of buildings, NGV Australia and NGV International. The collections span the eras and the globe, from European and Asian masterworks to the homegrown dynamism of Aboriginal artistry. And the visiting experience is a multimedia one: You'll be marveling at sculptures, paintings, photographs, film, furnishings, and more.
A graceful, stately building constructed in the Second Empire style, this location also hosts... Read more