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Art Gallery of New South Wales

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Neighborhood: City Centre
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Address: Art Gallery Road | The Domain, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 2 9225 1744
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: One of Australia's leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit each...
One of Australia's leading art museums. Over 1.3 million people visit each year. Located 15 minutes walk from the city centre, with impressive collections of Aboriginal, Australian, European, Asian and contemporary art. Open daily, free general admission.Late opening Wednesdays until 9pm with free talks, films, live music and more.
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Pop to popism

The current attraction is on Pop Art. On Warhol, Litchenstein andso more, its worth to give it a try. Really nice.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The current attraction is on Pop Art. On Warhol, Litchenstein andso more, its worth to give it a try. Really nice.

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Glenview, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The gallery has a wonderful display of Aboriginal artwork. Skip most of the exhibits upstairs if you are close to a European (London, Paris) or American Gallery (LA, Chicago, NY) as there is better stuff elsewhere. Head downstairs and see the innovative and clever aboriginal art.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

always visit whenever I'm in Sydney as their exhibitions are very classy, and they have some of the best Aust paintings

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It is good to see that the Art Gallery attracts many visitors. However, the number of people did not detract from the tranquility of the place and enjoyment of the wide range of art on display.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This Gallery always has something to look at whether it is its permanent collection of Australian art and various collections or its touring exhibitions.We recently visited again to view the "Pop to Popism" which was outstanding.From Andy Warhol to Roy Lichtensteins comic style painting there was something for everyone. If you have time, lunch at Chiswick is wonderful. Great view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

There are some stunning works here both modern and traditional... It is a very manageable gallery... Not too overwhelming.... Well lit..large airy spaces..... Well mounted... With some refreshing write ups on exhibits...an uplifting experience ...some essential soul food....it is all free too... The shop carries an amazingly good/interesting range of books.... Excellent place to spend an hour or two.....

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Maybe best in Australia on par with national gallery in Canberra. You find European paintings from the 15th century, statues, and much more. Very good section on Asian art, it is a pity the Australian modern art section is now closed, reopening in April 2015.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

the art gallery is very interesting to visit. Lots of history in the paintings and best of all its free

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It is such a pity that all the GREAT shows are only in Canberra, but this place really tries to please different tastes in Art. Well laid out,easy to walk, well indicated all good. Pity the "restaurant" on the top floor is so bad.

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Preston, Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Did not expect to see such a strong European coverage including strong representations from 20th century artists such as Freud and Bacon. There is an extensive section of local and Aboriginal art and the whole atmosphere of the gallery is very relaxed. Very thoughtful and well presented.

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