5 films featuring art galleries and museums


It has been a few months now since we have been able to experience the joy of spending a day inside a beautiful art gallery or museum. However, with restrictions beginning to ease and preparations for reopening ramping up, it is the perfect time to take in five films to get you excited about your next visit.

Perhaps you are looking forward to a leisurely guided tour (Russian Ark 2002) or maybe you just want to take it all in as quickly as you can (Bande à part/Band of outsiders 1964)? You might be hoping to find a new obsession (Vertigo 1958) or stumble upon a beguiling mystery (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage 1970). No matter your plan, it is time to put on your best mechanical trousers (The Wrong Trousers 1993) and get ready for the Queensland Art Gallery’s reopening on Monday 22 June, followed by the Gallery of Modern Art on Friday 7 August.

Do you have any favourite cinematic galleries that you love to check out?

Robert Hughes, Australian Cinémathèque, QAGOMA

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Filmed in Gallery 6, at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Vertigo (1958) / Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Bande à part

Filmed in the Louvre Museum

Bande à part (1964) / Director: Jean-Luc Godard

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) / Director: Dario Argento

The Wrong Trousers

The Wrong Trousers (1993) / Director: Nick Park

Russian Ark

Filmed in the Winter Palace of the Hermitage Museum

Russian Ark (2002) / Director: Alexander Sokurov

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QAGOMA is the only Australian art gallery with purpose-built facilities dedicated to film and the moving image. The Australian Cinémathèque at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) provides an ongoing program of film and video that you’re unlikely to see elsewhere, offering a rich and diverse experience of the moving image, showcasing the work of influential filmmakers and international cinema, rare 35mm prints, recent restorations and silent films with live musical accompaniment on the Gallery’s Wurlitzer organ originally installed in Brisbane’s Regent Theatre in November 1929.

Feature image: Vertigo (1958) / Director: Alfred Hitchcock

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