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The Ian Potter Museum of Art

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Address: Swanston Street | The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 8344 5148
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Very modern museum

We went there specially to see the exhibition of "200 years of Australian fashion" You have to pay extra $15/person for the exhibition but it is worth it especially if you love... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We went there specially to see the exhibition of "200 years of Australian fashion" You have to pay extra $15/person for the exhibition but it is worth it especially if you love Jenny Kee & Linda Jackson. They also exhibit fashion from 18th century to today which is very interesting. The others sections contain very modern & aboriginal art which... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

The Ian Potter Museum of Art is on the campus of the University of Melbourne, on Swanston Street. The Museum is not large. Some of the travelling exhibitions are okay but quite rankly it is too small for my taste to be interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Great exhibits on various arts genres from aborigine to Victorian to contemporary arts, paintings, and sculptures. Weren't able to go around and look carefully into the exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

This museum come art space was fantastic. Off the northern end of Swanston St in the University of Melbourne, it is an interesting combination of museum and art space. The feature exhibition was a series of ink sketches and linoprints by William Kentridge, a South African born in the mid 1950's to parents whose activism was steeped in the anti-apartheid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I'm not usually a fan of modern art, and honestly, some of the works here were not at all to my taste. However, I found some wonderful exhibits there that made me open my heart to a little more contemporary art. The "Lurid Beauty" exhibit was fascinating and in some areas, disturbing. I am fairly new to surrealism, but found... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

"The Potter" as it is known shows modern and contemporary art. It is on the campus of the University of Melbourne, accessed through Swanston St. The Potter has some good exhibitions. Visitors seem reluctant to enter for some odd reason. Sir Ian Potter was one of Melbourne's top stockbrokers. Sir Ian devoted his fortune to enriching Melbourne's cultural scene

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

The current exhibition from the Kerry Stokes collection of medieval illuminated manuscripts and paintings is well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

The exhibition currently up in this gallery contains a range of medieval objects, paintings and sculptures. While the centrepiece "Rothschild Prayer Book" is a magnificent and beautiful art work, there are many other works that make a visit worthwhile. A painting of calvary by Pieter Breughel the younger contains so much detail and many different strands of the cruxification narrative.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

What a terrific taste of Australia is presented at this gallery. The curators have done an excellent job to exhibit a range of the best of Australian artists, with snippets of a variety of subject matter and styles in the compact collection on display. We were lucky to be able to enjoy the AFL Grand Final display from the Hermannsburg... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was fortunate to get a guided tour with Winonah. She showed me the early painters who recorded in minute detail the early days of Australian settlement and how the styles changed to capturing the moment in impressionism. I got a brief introduction to aboriginal art too. This is a great collection in a wonderful space. Don't miss it if... More 

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