What are the best art galleries in Auckland?

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Nicky Park

Auckland Art GalleryToi o Tamaki: Heralded in 1888 as "the first permanent Art Gallery in the Dominion", Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki remains the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection now numbering over 15,000 works. The gallery’s collection includes major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and contemporary art, and outstanding works by Māori and Pacific Island artists, as well as European painting, sculpture and print collections ranging in date from 1376 to the present day. (Cnr Wellesley and Kitchener Streets, Tel: 09 379 1349/0272 919953)

TSB Bank Wallace Arts Centre: Located in the historic Pah Homestead in Monte Cecilia Park, Hillsborough, the Arts Centre opened to the public in August 2010, and has received over 300,000 visits to date. The Pah Homestead was fully restored by the Auckland City Council together with support of TSB Bank from 2009 to 2010 as the new home of the James Wallace Arts Trust and its Collection. The Arts Centre hosts a changing programme of exhibitions curated from the James Wallace Arts Trust Collection of over 6000 works as well as regional touring exhibitions. The Arts Centre also runs ongoing community education programmes targeting Auckland schools and the wider public.

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