Admission is free at this wonderful museum. Even special exhibits are free. The permanent collection includes an impressive range of regional and international works from many eras. However, we were fortunate to be here for the fantastic temporary exhibit "The Maori Portraits", featuring over 100 portraits of chiefs and other important people from 1800 to the 1900's in New Zealand. Although this show runs only until February 19, 2017, there are bound to be other equally impressive exhibits. The pop-up shops (related to temporary exhibits) and the regular gift shop are very nice.
Has wonderful set and short term exhibitions
The Auckland Art Gallery is an old building with a history of more than 100 years. It is a Victorian building. There is a tall bell tower, where many world-renowned painters' paintings and sculptures are collected here. It is worth visiting. It is also the most important exhibition hall in Auckland. Don't miss it.