MTG Hawke’s Bay is a complex of structures with a rich cultural history. The Athenaeum was built in 1865 to house the initial collection of art and scientific exhibits. Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery was added in 1936. The design followed the prevalent Art Deco theme of the times. In 1977, the modernistic Century Theatre concert hall was finished by architect Guy Natusch. A new wing was constructed prior to the reopening of MTG Hawke’s Bay in 2013. This premier art gallery, museum and theater in Napier features a 100,000 piece collection of fine and decorative art. Also included are artifacts representing the region’s natural, cultural and Taonga Māori history.