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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

  • 5 Kitchener St. Map It
  • City Center
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

This museum adjacent to Albert Park has some 15,000 items dating from the 12th century. The châteaulike main gallery, built in the 1880s, has reopened to international acclaim with a modernist addition that allows for bigger and more innovative shows. Historic portraits of Māori chiefs by well-known New Zealand painters C.F. Goldie and Gottfried Lindauer offer an ethnocentric view of people once seen as fiercely martial. Goldie often used the same subject repeatedly—odd, considering his desire to document what he considered a dying race. New Zealand artists Frances Hodgkins, Doris Lusk, and Colin McCahon are also here, as are shows and performances. Free collection tours are given at 11:30 and 1:30. A café and gift shop sell treats.

Sight Information


5 Kitchener St., at Wellesley St. E, Auckland, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • Free, except for special exhibits
  • Daily 10–5

Published 07/22/2015


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