FREE Entry for Kids to Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from Dürer to Goya | South Australian Museum | Jan – 5 Feb 2017

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Looking for things to do these school holidays? The South Australian Museum are offering FREE entry for kids (under 5 years old) to their current exhibition Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from Dürer to Goya during the January holidays.

This is your last chance to see the beautiful and bizarre collection before it’s packed up and sent back to storage at the British Museum on 5 February 2017.

Curious Beasts delves into the enduring curiosity about the animal world through beautiful and bizarre imagery found in prints of the 15th to the early 19th centuries in the British Museum’s collection. The exhibition explores the natural world as it was expressed in the vibrant print culture of the early modern period. Printmaking emerged as a major art form and communication tool in the 15th century, coinciding with an increasing interest in and investigation of flora and fauna.

Featuring over 80 works on paper and rare items for the South Australian Museum’s collections, Curious Beasts looks at how printmakers contributed to knowledge of animals, but also at the wildly different ways in which the animal subject inspired graphic artists. The exhibition features prints by well-known artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya and George Stubbs, as well as many treasures by artists rarely seen.

The South Australian Museum is the only venue in the Southern Hemisphere showing this extraordinary collection. It will be the last time the prints will be seen together before they return back to storage in the Study Room of the British Museum.

During Curious Beasts, enjoy a variety of programs for children, young adults and adults to explore the relationship between the invention of printmaking and increasing curiousity about the natural world.

The exhibition is open 10am – 5pm daily

Admission Prices:

  • Museum Members receive unlimited free VIP entry
  • $17 adults
  • $14 concession
  • $5 children aged 5-15 when accompanied by a paying adult
  • $35 families (2 adults and up to 3 children)
  • Free for children under 5 when accompanied by a paying adult! Kids entry is free for only a limited time these holidays so get in quick!

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the South Australian Museum website here

What:   Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from Dürer to Goya | FREE entry for kids these school holidays

When:  January holidays 2017 | Exhibition ends Sunday 5 February 2017

Where: South Australian Museum | North Terrace | Adelaide

Who:     Everyone | Kids under 5 FREE

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