Auckland Art Gallery
Albert Park & Auckland University
Hugging the hill on the city’s eastern flank, Albert Park is a charming Victorian formal garden overrun by students during term time,...
The 'mighty Civic' (1929) is one of seven ‘atmospheric theatres’ remaining in the world and a fine survivor from cinema’s Golden Age....
Screens independent foreign and art-house films in the basement of the Central Library.
Auckland Art Gallery information
Lonely Planet review
Reopened in 2011 after a $121-million refurbishment, Auckland's premier art repository now has a gorgeous glass-and-wood atrium grafted onto its already impressive 1887 French chateau frame. It's a worthy receptacle for important works by the likes of Pieter Bruegel the Younger, Guido Reni, Picasso, Cezanne, Gauguin and Matisse. It also showcases the best of NZ art: from the intimate 19th-century portraits of tattooed Maori subjects by Charles Goldie, to the text-scrawled canvasses of Colin McCahon, and beyond.
Free tours depart from the main entrance at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm.