The Potter is currently closed for renovation and expansion, reopening in mid-2020.
In the meantime, audiences can engage with Inside Out, a year-long program aimed squarely at shifting the audience experience by exploring the artistic opportunities that exist both inside and outside of galleries. Events and exhibitions will be announced via social media and the gallery’s email newsletter. For more information on the renewal project and interim programming, see the Ian Potter Museum website.
The Ian Potter Museum of Art was founded in 1972 and is the University of Melbourne’s art museum. Housed in an award-winning building opened in 1998, the Potter has staged over 515 exhibitions during the course of its 46-year history. Its exhibitions and associated programs have supported countless artists, curators, writers and academics and have made a significant contribution to the cultural and social wealth of the University community – especially students – as well as to the City of Melbourne and the State of Victoria.
The Potter manages the University of Melbourne Art Collection, which holds works ranging from antiquity to contemporary art, including international and Australian Indigenous material culture and works by major Australian artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Ian Potter Museum of Art
800 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3010
03 8344 5148
*Closed until mid-2020*
Tues to Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat and Sun 12pm – 5pm