An Odyssey Down Under: Australia and New Zealand Day 23

Friday, February 28

A local art historian gave us a lecture on Australian art.

Our lecture with Dr. Ruth Pullin

After the lecture was finished, Dr. Pullin lead our walking tour to the art museum with a walk through the State Library Victoria!

When we left the library, our next stop was the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Federation Square.

The National Gallery Victoria is the oldest and most visited art gallery in Australia. It was founded in 1861 and exhibits more than 70,000 works and admission is free. It was wonderful to have our own personal guide as we explored the museum. As Dr. Pullin talked to us about various works, other people not in our group joined in to listen to her expertise!

We had the afternoon free to explore on our own! Some sites around Melbourne as we walked around the town.

Our day ended when we went to a speakeasy restaurant called Father’s Office for dinner. It was a fun place!

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