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National Gallery of Australia

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Published 07/20/2016

Fodor's Review

The most comprehensive collection of Australian art in the country is on exhibit in the nation's premier art gallery, including superlative works of Aboriginal art and paintings by such famous native sons as Arthur Streeton, Sidney Nolan, and Arthur Boyd. The gallery also contains a sprinkling of works by European and American masters, including Rodin, Picasso, Pollock, and Warhol, as well as art and artifacts from closer to home, Southeast Asia. Free guided tours on a variety of topics with excellent guides begin in the foyer each day—check the website for details. A new wing, containing 13 galleries, is dedicated to indigenous art. The gallery extends outside into the Sculpture Garden, and the innovative Fog Sculpture takes place (outdoors) from 12:30 to 2 pm daily.

Sight Information

Address:

Parkes Pl., Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600, Australia

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Phone:

02-6240–6411

Website: www.nga.gov.au

Sight Details:

  • Free

Published 07/20/2016

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