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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki

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Address: Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-307 7700
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Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand’s most compelling visual...

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki is New Zealand’s most compelling visual arts experience. Enter between majestic kauri (native tree) columns to explore four floors of exhibitions, seven centuries of art and one of Auckland’s most iconic buildings. Experience world-class touring exhibitions, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of traditional and contemporary international works and discover the largest permanent collection of New Zealand art right in the heart of Auckland city. The Gallery offers a lively calendar of talks, performances, film screenings and children's activities to complement its exhibition programme. Please visit our website to see what’s on. Open daily 10am-5pm (except Christmas Day) Free entry (charges may apply to special exhibitions).

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Went there and saw the Maori portraits exhibit.

Went there to see the Maori portraits exhibit. There are several galleries filled with them and an overview of the artist and his methods. the portraits were impressive and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there to see the Maori portraits exhibit. There are several galleries filled with them and an overview of the artist and his methods. the portraits were impressive and the technique was almost photographic. Other exhibits were not my style - I just don't get modern art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went specifically to see the Lindauer paintings. Having never been to this gallery before I was impressed by the building as soon as we walked up to it. After a quick stop in the fabulous wee gift shop we made it to the exhibition. It was excellently curated and thoroughly researched. Particularly liked the many versions of the Ana... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to see the special exhibit of 120 Maori portraits by Gottfried Lindauer. They were fabulous. Lots of good information to accompany the paintings and place them in historical context. We also looked a bit at the permanent collection. We enjoyed a light lunch in the museum cafe and sat on the outdoor terrace. The museum staff is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing exhibition in an awesome space. Modern decor & facilities. Cafe facilities are also excellent.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Called is specifically to see the Lindauer paintings. Light, airy museum. Easy to navigate. Plenty of help on hand to answer questions.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Auckland Art Gallery collection is small, but full of gems - I was surprised by the quality of the European collection. The Lindauer special exhibition was really good - I took the tour and learned a lot about the painter, his work, and NZ history in the 50 minutes

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in a lovely old building in the heart of the city this Art Gallery is small compared to the bigger cities but has some interesting artworks. We came primarily for the Lindauer exhibition (stunning portraiture) which was very impressive. He was a prolific artist so there are a large number of beautiful paintings many of which are of important... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This impressive gallery housed in a striking building won 2013’s “Cultural World Building of the Year” and sits beside the original, built in 1888. It utilizes native Kauri trees at its entrance way and welcomes you with the Māori greeting "Nau mai haere mai". (Come, welcome!). It has NZ largest collection of art – 15,000 pieces. There is a permanent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Auckland Art Gallery (Toi o Tāmaki) is a "must visit" attraction in Auckland. The Art Gallery in centrally located near Auckland Central Business District (CBD) and entry is free. Auckland Art Gallery has a most fascinating display of Paintings - especially Paintings depicting New Zealand's Heritage and Maori Culture. It is most illuminating to learn the History of New Zealand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not quite as well located as its chief competitor in Dunedin, but a wonderful building housing a great collection. Dunedin and Auckland argue about whose is best, but Auckland has nothing to be embarrassed about - at least in this regard. Get to the Lindauer show if you can it is really is good. Hard to believe how prolific he... More 

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