A Collection of Art for Everyone in Auckland Art Gallery

... Going to museums and art galleries are not just for arts enthusiasts but it is also for every common Tarzan and Jane, like you and me. The auckland art gallery houses 14,000 artworks which will keep you occupied and far from bored. The Art Gallery has exhibitions, talks, performances, kids’ activities and much more. They are open daily from 10:00am until 5:00pm and entries are free. Located at Corner Wellesley and Lorne Streets, Auckland, they have interactive, 45-minute free tours every...
November 24th, 2010 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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The New Auckland Art Gallery

The auckland art gallery Toi o Tamaki is New Zealand’s oldest art gallery that opened in 1888. It holds more than 14,000 works of national and international art dating from the 12th century up to the present. But the gallery can only show 3-4 percent of its collection at any one time due to space constraints. Image source: nzcontemporary.com It was decided that a new and bigger art gallery should be built to serve the public better. In July of 2004, Fjmt + Archimedia was appointed as architects...
August 12th, 2009 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Arrival of Maoris at Auckland Art Gallery

If you are a fan of Maori history and culture then you’d enjoy the latest exhibition at the auckland art gallery opening on 25 April of ‘The Arrival of Maori’ painting. Goldie and Steele’sThe Arrival of the Maoris is New Zealand’s most famous and infamous painting. Based on Géricault’sRaft of the Medusa, the scene of starving voyagers sighting land is riddled with inaccuracies. But it struck a chord with colonists who knew the fears and aspirations of journeying to a new...
April 23rd, 2009 | theaucklandguide | Read More | Comments: 0
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