Matisse & Picasso Staycation

Friends and foes, discover a journey of modern art and rivalry, colour and contrast. Introducing the Matisse & Picasso Staycation at QT Canberra.

The NGA’s summer exhibition, Matisse & Picasso is the first in Australia to tell the story of the artistic relationship between two of Europe’s greatest twentieth-century artists; Henri Matisse (1869–1954) and Pablo Picasso (1881–1973). Their sustained rivalry over half a century was not only key to their individual success, it also changed the course of the 20th century Western European art. Matisse & Picasso brings together masterpieces from collections across the world and features more than sixty paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and costumes.

Indulge in this tale of rivalry and friendship in true creative fashion among the delights of QT Canberra. The Matisse & Picasso Staycation includes exhibition tickets, boutique accommodation, complimentary parking and a full experience of culinary magic with breakfast and dinner at Capitol Bar and Grill.


  • Matisse and Picasso Exhibition Tickets for two at the National Gallery of Australia

  • Designer Accommodation for two at QT Canberra

  • Dinner and glass of wine or beer for two at Capitol Bar and Grill

  • Breakfast for two at Capitol Bar and Grill

  • Complimentary parking at QT Canberra


Booking period: 14 Dec, 2019 to 13 Apr, 2020
For stays between: 14 Dec, 2019 to 13 Apr, 2020

Terms & Conditions

Dinner at Capitol Bar & Grill includes wine or beer and 2-course meal; mains and the choice of entree or dessert for two.


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