When the Dunedin Public Art Gallery opened in 1996, art lovers throughout the country celebrated. The new space is one of the best in New Zealand and has received acclaim for both its architecture and its collection—one of the best in Australasia. There are significant holdings of European art, Japanese prints, and French Impressionist works (including the only Monet in a New Zealand public collection), along with a comprehensive collection of contemporary and early New Zealand art, and a gallery dedicated to the works of painter Frances Hodgkins. The shop stocks a good range of art--related products and the gallery offers free Wi--Fi to visitors.