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5 May – 19 June 2016, NGV International, 180 St. Kilda Road, Southbank, VIC 3004

One of the world’s most iconic paintings, James McNeill Whistler’s Portrait of the artist’s mother, 1871, will travel to Australia for the first time in March 2016.

On loan from the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, and exhibited exclusively at the NGV in association with Art Exhibitions Australia, the exhibition Whistler’s Mother will explore this complex work from multiple perspectives to reveal the artist, the sitter, and the work’s immense artistic, social and historical impact.

Source: National Gallery of Victoria, photo cropped (spoiler alert), please visit NGV to see the whole portrait