The Auckland Art Gallery contains some of the most breathtaking pieces of art in New Zealand. The stunning architecture of the building itself, combined with a focus on highlighting local artists alongside international painters and sculptors, makes for an incredibly rewarding and unique experience that should not be missed.
During my trip to Auckland I was fortunate enough to spend a few hours wandering the halls of the Auckland Art Gallery. International visitors are charged $20 admission, which I feel was certainly fair considering the wealth of art tucked away inside. Though they have a rotating set of exhibitions, the Maori artwork was certainly one of the highlights. During my trip they were also showcasing the works of Gottfried Lindauer, who specialized in portraits of Maori men and women. I was also thrilled by the works of modern New Zealand artist Gordon Walters, whose art was showcased this year. There was also a great mix of 18th-century works alongside contemporary paintings and sculptors. The building itself is something of a work of art, and the curators found the perfect way to utilize the shapes inside to highlight the art.
Inside you’ll also find plenty of programs geared toward families, making it a perfect spot to bring the little ones. If you’re looking for a beautiful and inspiring place to spend a morning, you can’t go wrong with the Auckland Art Gallery.
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