If you've been contemplating a little summer romance, you're in good company. The folks at Melbourne's Immigration Museum have the same idea. To celebrate the coming of warm days, they're swinging open the doors of their next exhibition, LOVE.
Kicking off Saturday, December 1, this show is as simple — and as complex — as it sounds. After all, "the course of true love ne'er did run smooth," according to Mr William Shakespeare. In collaboration with the Heide Museum of Modern Art, the Immigration Museum has brought together multiple stories of love, desire, friendship and longing within one swoon-worthy room. Whether you're brokenhearted or deep into a marriage, you'll find one for you.
LOVE will run concurrently with two other exhibitions. Kahlil Gibran: The Garden of the Prophet, which opened on Wednesday, November 28, tells the story of the Lebanese poet whose 1923 work, The Prophet, has sold millions of copies around the world, while Grow, Gather, Share is a celebration of food and gardening in Victoria.
Special events spanning all three shows are planned throughout summer, beginning on Sunday, December 2 with Summer of Love. This afternoon shindig features Melbourne-based DJ MzRizk, gardening workshops run by Cultivating Community, curator talks and Gather & Share picnic hampers, with tickets costing $15.
Image: Museums Victoria.