CANBERRA.- The National Gallery of Australia
s blockbuster exhibition Masterpieces from Paris: van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and beyond will be on show from December 4, 2009 to April 5, 2010. The exhibition will showcase 112 Post-Impressionist works from the Musée dOrsay in Paris and includes famous masterpieces by Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Georges Seurat, Pierre Bonnard, Claude Monet, Maurice Denis and Edouard Vuillard among others.
The upcoming opening of this exhibition coincides with an announcement on November 19, at the Embassy of France in Canberra by His Excellency Mr Michel Filhol, French Ambassador to Australia, that Ron Radford AM will be the newest recipient of the French Ordre des Arts et Lettres for his significant contributions to the arts.
The Ordre des Arts et Lettres is the recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature or the propagation of these fields, and several notable Australians have also received this award.