9 Feb 2024

Auckland Art Gallery gifted 15 masterpieces from late American collectors Julian and Josie Robertson

From Morning Report, 8:29 am on 9 February 2024

Auckland art gallery has been gifted 15 masterpieces worth $178 million, in what is considered to be one of the most significant philanthropic gifts in local history. 

Included are works by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse and Paul Cezanne, in the gift from the late American collectors Julian and Josie Robertson.

More than 300 guests gathered for the exhibition opening on Thursday night.

Auckland Art Gallery curator Kenneth Brummel spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.