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Summer 2015-16 ut&About 5 Chiltern Tourism & Development • Stroll the historic streetscape preser ved in time from its goldrush days. • Picnic by the lake • Discover the unique birdlife -- a bird watcher s paradise. • Take a walk, drive or cycle into the nearby National Park. • Wonder at our National Trust Proper ties -- Lake View, Federal Standard and Dows Pharmacy. • Enjoy the country charm of Chiltern. • Enjoy a meal at one of our new eateries. • Shop at the new retail outlets in town. PO Box 74, Chiltern,Vic 3683 Contact the Chiltern Visitors Information Centre (03) 5726 1611 www.chilternvic.com "Share the Magic" AW1793584 CITY EXHIBITIONS In the art of Albury Since its grand opening in October Murray Art Museum Albury, better known as MAMA, sure has made a big impression, writes Jennifer Grant. SUMMER looks set to sizzle at Albury s new art museum. Paris will come to MAMA in December with a stunning exhibition of more than 150 prints, posters, drawings and monotypes by the Impressionist masters Lautrec, Degas and Daumier. Works to go on display have been drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA). Impressions of Paris: Lautrec, Degas, Daumier will be on show at MAMA from December 11 to January 31. The exhibition examines the role of each artist in the development of 19th-century art in France --- their in uence and their originality. And in a major bonus for art lovers, entry to this exhibition will be free. This special exhibition of works on paper will be further complemented by ve bronze sculptures of ballet dancers by Degas, which are on loan to MAMA from the collections of the NGA, Art Gallery of NSW and Queensland Art Gallery. MAMA director Jacqui Hemsley says the exhibition marks an important milestone for the new contemporary art museum. "Impressions of Paris represents a signi cant departure from the sorts of exhibitions we are used to seeing in Albury," Ms Hemsley says. "For the rst time in this region we have facilities which meet the conservation and exhibition standards required by leading Australian and international galleries to present such important works of art." The exhibition will look at the major contribution to French art made by three key gures: Honoré-Victorin Daumier (1808-- 1879), Edgar Degas (1834--1917) and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864--1901). A generation apart, each was a consummate draughtsman whose innovative compositions and embrace of modern subject matter played a signi cant role in artistic developments in France during the 19th century. But the summer showcase at MAMA doesn t end there. In February, MAMA will host Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon an exhibition of more than 100 paintings, photographs and videos of Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon will open on February 12, 2016 at MAMA for what is an exclusive Australian season. It will feature more than 100 paintings, photographs and videos from public and private collections and will include work by a raft of influential 20th and 21st century artists such as Andy Warhol, Cecil Beaton and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Ranging from fashion photography to Pop Art, the exhibition will follow Marilyn s rise to stardom to, ultimately, her struggle with her own fame. Announcing the exhibition, MAMA director Jacqui Hemsley said that negotiating the exhibition had been two years in the making. Marilyn: Celebrating an American Icon - tickets: $15 adults, $12.50 concession/ children. OPEN IN STYLE MAMA opened its doors to the public on October 2 at midday. Ms Hemsley says entry to MAMA will continue to be free - except for major touring exhibitions. "The opening of MAMA is more than about art, it s about great fun, memorable experiences, new ideas and how we look at our beautiful city," she said at the time of opening. Albury Council mayor Henk van de Ven says people will travel to Albury from across Australia and even overseas to visit MAMA, which will be great for the local economy. "Albury now has the capacity to show off blockbuster exhibitions of national and international prominence. That is something to be very proud of," Cr van de Ven says. The art museum s restaurant, Canvas Eatery, is now also open. It is run by well-known Melbourne contemporary restaurateur Timothy Tehan. Just a stroll around MAMA is an experience in itself; every corner turned presents another story to share. Right at children s eye level are peepholes, with art inside. And then there s The Joss Family Galleries. The Joss family donated $200,000 to MAMA and the galleries are home to the permanent collection. Photographs in the permanent collection, which is to be rotated, include works by Max Dupain, Rosemary Laing and Tracey Moffatt. There s also paintings by Russell Drysdale, Donald Friend, Charles Blackman, Mike Parr and Fred Williams. Bust of Mademoiselle Marcelle Lender, by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, will be one of the artworks on display as part of the Impressionists exhibition at MAMA this summer.