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“Food and Art”

National Gallery of Victoria
Ranked #8 of 445 things to do in Melbourne
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Owner description: The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV International and NGV Australia – the Gallery presents over 40 exhibitions a year including major international blockbusters and a wide range of exhibitions, programs and events, from contemporary art to fashion and design, and major historical exhibitions that are internationally exclusive to Melbourne.
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Perfect lunch place. enjoy a visit to the gallery and then a good value, satisfying meal in a great setting with the sculpture garden around you. Could hardly be better.

Thank John P
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Be warned: the National Gallery of Victoria is in two parts: the Asian and European art is in the building the other side of the Yarra River. The Australian and modern painting is in Federation Square. Good collections - worth a visit.

Thank Edlis
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Having been to many large galleries in the USA and Europe I was expecting a smaller offering here. It turned out the offering was fine (if limited) and the Neo- Impressionist exhibition was very good and well done. THE THING that is really irritating and detracted from the over all experience was VERY LOUD PUBLIC BROADCAST announcements spruking tours in a voice that was not good for public speaking...best saved for shouting support at the MCG

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Reviewed December 15, 2012

The NGVI is a great place to spend anything from an hour to a day, depending on your degree of interest - I close to a day for me, and never a dull moment. Very good mixed bag of classical and contemporary art in the collection, and some of the travelling exhibitions are just fantastic. Built in the 1960's and then re-imagined some time after that, the building is a very interesting space in it's own right and the cafes are of good quality when you need refreshments. Also check out the NGV Australia, over in Federation Square as well - it is for Australian Art only and also definitely worth a look if you have even only the remotest interest in art as it is as varied and interesting, in it's own way, as the NGVI.

Thank MobileKiwi
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

Magnificent exhibitions througout the year. Special areas to educate and entertain children. The only down-side is the cafe downstairs - avoid at all costs as they have very poor hygiene standards.

Thank Lena2D
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