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a view inside 19th & 20th c European art

Our galleries of 19th- and 20th-century European art includes a special presentation of figurative paintings by Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Chaïm Soutine on loan from the Lewis Collection.

These are shown alongside works from the Gallery’s collection, including ones by Vincent van Gogh, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Alberto Giacometti.

This section of the Gallery is also home to British Victorian paintings and sculptures, many collected from the earliest days of the Gallery.

View collection works on display in 19th & 20th c European art

See also the European galleries

19th c Australian art 19th & 20th c European art 19th c European art 15th–19th c European art Ticketing and information desk Entrance court Cloaking Vestibule Restaurant Function space Upper Asian gallery Gallery Shop Front of the Gallery 20th & 21st c Australian art Lowy, Gonski Gallery


From the front entrance, ground level

  1. Head through the vestibule into the entrance court
  2. On your right you will see three large archways. 19th & 20th c European art is through the furthest archway

Accessible directions

From the rear entrance, lower level 1

  1. Take the lift (on your left) up one level, to G
  2. Turn right into the entrance court and head towards the front of the Gallery
  3. On your left you will see three large archways. 19th & 20th c European art is through the closest archway