For the previous 8 years NGV has been hosted some wonderful collections as part of their "Winter Masterpieces". This month over 100 pieces will arrive from Frankfurt for "European Masters: Städel Museum 19th – 20th Centuries" to spend the Melbourne winter here.
I loved the Masterpieces from Paris that were on display in Canberra over summer and I was very jealous that they didn't make their way down here to Melbourne so I could have seen the exhibit more than once.
I have a NGV membership - $50 per annum gets me in express avoiding the queues, and entry into the members lounge where I love to go on the weekends in winter to enjoy the view over Melbourne whilst studying or reading... I hope I continue to love art as much as I have over the past few years.