Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Deco-meets-mod quayside building, sharp collection, and equally smart cafe. 140 George St / The Rocks / 9245 2400 / 10am-5pm daily, till 9pm Thu / free admission / mca.com.au
Art Gallery of NSW. Excellent, perma mixture of classic Euro, C.20th Oz and Aboriginal works, contempo pieces, an Asian Wing and temporary exhibs. Tasty dining on-site. The Domain / City / 9225 1878 / 10am-5pm daily / free admission / artgallery.nsw.gov.au / tours, talks and tunes on Wed evenings as part of Art After Hours / 5-10pm / artafterhours.com.au
White Rabbit Gallery. Impressive + important Sino multimedia in an old Rolls Royce service depot. Down you go, Alice. 30 Balfour St / Chippendale / 8399 2867 / 10am-5pm Wed-sun / cha-ming Tea House too / whiterabbitcollection.org
For more, see Shop/art or Brett Whiteley Studio (Shop/surry Hills).