Triennial was always going t be a tough act to follow but MoMA comes up with the goods! The NGV have worked their magic and convinced the New Yorkers to part with works from Frida Kahlo, Dali, Warhol, Picasso, Mondrian and many more. The exhibition is displayed in chronological order with an enormous collection that includes paintings, furniture, sculpture, video, photography and even video games.
If you’re planning on bringing the kids grab the kids book that NGV has published to accompany the exhibition, it has explanations on the works and back stories on the featured artists. There are lots of pictures too so the kids will recognise plenty once they enter the exhibition. It’s also worth buying tickets in advance to avoid lining up and, if possible, visiting mid week to avoid the crowds. The new kids gallery ‘New York, New York’ is now open as well and is free of charge.
NGV is located in the arts precinct on St. Kilda Road, a short walk from Flinders Street Station. Parking available on site at charge. Tram stop right out the front.