Thursday, May 27, 2010


French 1872–1899 At Café d’Harcourt in Paris 1897 (detail)(Au Café d’Harcourt à Paris)oil on canvas114.0 x 148.0 cmStädel Museum, Frankfurt am MainAcquired in 1926

Stay with Sofitel Melbourne On Collins and experience the diversity of art in Melbourne this winter

Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is once again supporting one of the city's signature events, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, showcasing a diverse selection of European Masters along with an exhibition of the work of film maker and artist, Tim Burton.

The National Gallery of Victoria will exhibit one of the world's finest collections of 19th and 20th century art European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th-20th Century with over 100 works by 70 artists from one of Germany's oldest and most respected museums, the Städel Museum in Frankfurt.  European Masters will provide an unprecedented opportunity to see a spectacular group of masterpieces spanning the dynamic and transformative years of the 19th and 20th century, from the beauty and immediacy of French Impressionism to the raw power of German Expressionism, rarely seen outside of Europe.

At the same time, the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) returns to the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series in 2010 with an Australian exclusive exhibition direct from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York with a showcase of Tim Burton's extraordinary works.  The exhibition will explore Burton's career as director, concept artist illustrator and photographer, through hundreds of arts works illuminating the creative vision behind Beetlejuice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Sweeney Todd.

Both exhibitions are exclusive to Melbourne and Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is offering accommodation and dining packages which include tickets to either exhibition.

Accommodation Package

From $349 includes –

- Overnight accommodation in a Classic King Room

- 2 x tickets to either exhibition

- Valet parking

Dining Package

Lunch Offer - $57pp including 2 courses + a glass of wine and ticket to either exhibition (valid Monday – Friday only).
Dinner Offer - $87pp including 2 courses + a glass of wine and ticket to either exhibition (valid 7 days).

As an extra service, Sofitel guests will be able to pre-purchase their Melbourne Winter Masterpieces tickets at the hotel's Concierge desk.  Ticket prices are $23pp for European Masters and $19pp for Tim Burton or purchase both for a special price of $33.60pp.

Clive Scott, General Manager, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins said "As Melbourne's Hotel for the Arts we are delighted to be supporting the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series for the seventh year.  The diversity of the works on show is extremely exciting for Melbourne and will no doubt uphold the great reputation this city has for presenting world-class exhibitions'. 


This year's Melbourne Winter Masterpieces includes European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th-20th Century at the NGV from 19 June until 10 October, and Tim Burton: The Exhibition at the Australian Centre for Moving Image from 24 June until 10 October, 2010.

Sofitel bookings:

Accommodation packages call 03 9653 0000 or visit

Dining packages call 03 9653 7744 or visit

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