Auckland Art Gallery, Toi o Tāmaki, has unveiled a year of unmissable exhibitions for the 2020 season! The programme includes five major international exhibitions alongside the very best of New Zealand art.

Auckland Art Gallery Director Kirsten Paisley says the 2020 exhibition programme heralds a new approach that will bring more major international exhibitions to the city each year, while continuing to present high-quality exhibitions of New Zealand art. The 2020 season will be the first time that the Auckland Art Gallery will be presenting five international exhibitions over the course of 12 months, and it is definitely something you will want to check out.

The 2020 season brings major artists such as Monet and Picasso to the Auckland Art Gallery in the following exhibitions:

Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan
February–May 2020

Extraordinary painted silk scrolls and folding screens illustrate the real and imaginary worlds of Edo Japan (1603–1868). Drawn from private collections in Japan, these artworks depict characters, places and fashions to give an astonishing view of the period’s culture and splendour.

Civilisation, Photography, Now
April–July 2020

Featuring the work of 100 of the world’s finest photographers, Civilisation, Photography, Now illustrates our increasingly global, connected society, and encourages viewers to consider where we live, how we consume, what we make, and how we travel, learn, explore and control.

Monet: World of Impressionism
August–November 2020

Experience masterpieces of French Impressionism from the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris. Along with breathtaking paintings by Monet, the exhibition features works by movementdefining Impressionists Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley and Édouard Manet, and focuses on the development of what is one of the world’s most beloved artistic movements.

Picasso: The Figure
October 2020–January 2021

From the incomparable Musée National Picasso, Paris, this exhibition presents an   in-depth examination of the artist’s enduring fascination with depictions of the human body.  The exhibition focuses on key moments in Picasso’s life and art making and highlights his creativity and drive to respond to the context and times in which he lived. 

Goshka Macuga and the Fondazione Prada Collection
November 2020–April 2021

Timed to coincide with the 36th America’s Cup in 2021, Auckland Art Gallery is collaborating with Fondazione Prada, home to a world-renowned collection of 20th- and 21st-century art, and artist Goshka Macuga to realise an extraordinary exhibition of international   contemporary art.

Last updated: 04 December 2019