About us

The Dowse Art Museum is a free public gallery for people to enjoy contemporary art and culture. By making a donation you are supporting The Dowse to nurture a nationally significant art and craft collection, present inspiring exhibitions, and provide education programmes that entice kids and adults alike. You help make art experiences accessible for everyone.
When you gift a work of art from your collection to The Dowse’s permanent collection, they become a permanent part of New Zealand’s art history.
The Dowse Art Museum receives most of our funding from Hutt City Council. There are many ways you can help us to support our education, unique collection, and exhibition programmes.