Museums and Galleries

Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA), Jl Pengosekan, +62 361 975742 (info@armamuseum.com), 9AM-5PM daily. Showcases works by well known Balinese artists, as well as international artists who made Bali their home such as Walter Spies, Adrian Jean Le Mayeur, Rudolph Bonnet and Arie Smit. The only painting in Bali by renowned Javanese artist Radan Saleh is exhibited here. They also run workshops for thirteen different aspects of Balinese art and culture. Rp 40,000.

Blanco Renaissance Museum, Jl Raya Campuhan, +62 361 975502, 9AM-6PM daily. Before he passed away in 1999, Spanish artist Antonio Blanco was an absolute fixture on the Ubud art scene. His former home is now a museum showcasing his sometimes bizarre but always interesting work. Think Salvador Dali transplanted to Asia. In the garden you can take pictures of the exotic birds flying around. Rp 50,000.

Museum Puri Lukisan (Museum of Fine Arts), Jl Raya Ubud (on the main road just west of the market), (info@mpl-ubud.com), 8AM-4PM daily. When it opened in 1954, this was the first private museum in Bali. Three buildings showcase traditional and modern Balinese art. The displays are a little musty and English labeling is spotty, but some of the works, particularly the carvings, are quite amazing. Exhibits by noted artists I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and Rudolph Bonnet, amongst others. Rp 20,000.

Museum Rudana, Jl Cok Rai Pudak 44 (on the road to Mas, about a 10 min drive south of Ubud town centre), +62 361 975779 (rudana@senatorrudana.com), M-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM. A wide range of Balinese paintings is exhibited here, both traditional and modern. Run by its owner, artist Nyoman Rudana, who is often present. Rp 20,000, under 12s free.

Neka Art Museum, Jl Raya Sanggingan, Kedewatan, +62 361 975074 (info@museumneka.com), M-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM. This museum houses perhaps the most important art collection in the whole of Bali. Six pavilions house the various collections which include dedicated rooms for artists Arie Smit and I Gusti Nyoman Lempad. Rp 40,000.

Seniwati Gallery of Art by Women, Jl Sriwedari 2B, +62 361 975485, Tu-Su 9AM-5PM. This gallery features art only by women; “Seni” is Indonesian for art and “Wati” means women.

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