Fine Arts Museum

Fine Arts Museum, Zhongshan District: Hours, Address, Fine Arts Museum Reviews: 4/5

Fine Arts Museum
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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The twentieth-century collection housed at this art museum nestles chronologically between the ancient works in the National Palace Museum and the new works in the Institute of Contemporary Arts.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,689 contributions
Arts Museum has its ups and down
Mar 2021
When the Fine Arts Museum opened in 1983, it was a cause for great joy among art lovers. Initially, it sought to develop modern art appreciation in Taiwan, revealing many works that had not previously been seen, such as Modernist art from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). Many of the paintings were in Impressionist style, and were quite beautiful. As the Museum developed its collection, it sought to enhance a cross fertilization between Taiwan and foreign artists. Some of the visiting exhibitions are interesting. Although the Fine Arts Museum has had its share of controversies, it is a boon to Taipei's art lovers.
Written 2 April 2021
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Breeze
740 contributions
Appreciate the building and outside grass will be more fun
Oct 2020
Taipei government is advised to get the budget to paint the building and organize well the internal layout. The exhibition is very few and no worthy to spend much time to appreciate it. It has lost its previous charm and attraction, feel sad for this museum.

Again, as I always review the building and architecture as well when stepping into the museum. This building is very pretty and quite symobilsh, if you learn more background of this museum.

If you have time maybe you can stroll around outsides of the museum, you may feel much happier than staying this old doldrums museum.
Written 28 October 2020
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Always something interesting to see
Aug 2020
The Fine Arts Museum was a boon to art lovers when it opened. It has many innovaative exhibiions, both traditional and modern art. It has many exhibitions of contempary art. Much of the art from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945) is amazingly good. Anyone with an interest in art should see this gallery. The galley is at Section Three, Chung Shan North Road.
Written 28 September 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,689 contributions
Exhibition is quite confusing
Jan 2020
The Museum has two exhibitions. One is by a female calligrapher. It is meaningless if you do not have a deep knowledge of Chinese calligaphy. To me, it looks like a series of blotches. The other display was from Western Australia; rather poor quality. Some things are of interest, such as rhe combination of Zen (or Chan) Buddhism and calligraphy. Otherwise, it was a couple of hours that could have been better spent..
Written 18 January 2020
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Wtifwtif
364 contributions
Cute space
Dec 2019 • Couples
Free entry with very peaceful interior design
Enjoyed the space
Took some decent photos inside the building too
Written 29 December 2019
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Hugh M
Singapore, Singapore150 contributions
A space that makes you look at the world with fresh eyes
Dec 2019 • Family
Some museums are about the art inside while others seem more about the architecture. This special place gets the balance right between exhibitions using many media and a building that encourages visitors to take pictures, meditate and come away seeing the world differently.
Written 27 December 2019
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Sandy W
Vancouver, Canada1,296 contributions
Unusual exhibits and not too many
Nov 2019 • Couples
Admission today was free. Perhaps because it is Wednesday or perhaps because some of the exhibits are closed while new installations are being assembled. An eclectic collection of videos and an area where you can sit on mats and cushions. Perhaps take a look but perhaps not for too long.
Written 20 November 2019
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD6,347 contributions
Interesting Japanese architecture with white halls of changing exhibits.
Oct 2019
We walked 1.4 km east from the Dalongdong Baoan Temple passing through Yuanshan Park and the Expo Park to access this museum. An elevator took us to a long hallway of the new glass walled south extension, ending at the impressive Main Hall. This huge 3 story space emphasizes heavy concrete pillars, concrete roof supports and even concrete railings.
We were given free access to the escalators up to the 3rd floor (2nd floor closed for exhibit change) where we perused a succession of halls of various exhibits. Trying to find meaning is a perpetual goal for us that was most successful in the last hall. It had 2 large collections of ceramic dogs and an attempt to explain the different breeds over the past centuries being directed by the varying needs of human companionship.
This made sense to us as we returned to the MRT.
Written 30 October 2019
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Hanan B
Ramat Gan, Israel534 contributions
A Pleasant Visit
Oct 2019 • Solo
First the museum is located in a beautifully designed building and located in a very nice part of Taipei. The building is enormous and can hold many exhibitions simultaneously. When I announced to the ticket seller that I am a senior (as if she couldn’t tell just by looking at me), I was told that there was no need to buy a ticket.

In addition to the exhibitions which periodically change (so there is really no reason to specify them in this review) the museum has a store with an extremely impressive assortment of art books for sale. It should be noted that other than a few exceptions, they are all written in Chinese (Mandarin, I assume). The museum also has a very pleasant cafeteria.
Written 13 October 2019
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scottofhawaii
Honolulu, HI7,075 contributions
Misnomer
Oct 2019 • Solo
I thought the name Museum of Fine Arts to be kind of one for this place. Don't get me wrong, this is a great museum, and its art is imaginative, creative, and even intellectual. I'm sure the artists have, maybe had, great skills and natural abilities. I don't know - when I hear the term fine arts, I think of something more classical maybe even Renaissance type art. Maybe the words I'm looking for is more traditional. The smart, sweet, and helpful receptionists at my great hotel #findershotel told me that MoCA here in Taipei was more traditional than the Museum of Fine Arts. If I was looking for something edgy and off the wall, that I should come here, and I'm glad I did. The second floor displayed the works of three East Asian female abstract artists which are certainly bright colored and large multi-panel works. l got trouble though appreciating abstract paintings and artists such as Pollock and these artists; it's hard to believe that there is a lot of thought going into these works. Interestingly, there were some groups of school kids here. They were small ones probably no older than 6 or 7. Museum staff were trying to explain some of the individual works to them. As I don't speak Mandarin, I couldn't imagine what they were saying to kids this young about these paintings. The kids seemed to be mesmerized by the colors I think for a few moments here and there. At other times, they seemed like they just wanted to get up and run around. For me, more thought provoking exhibits were located on the third floor. One was by an artist named Ban Yuan Chang. He lots of multimedia pieces that center on mechanical forms of the human body somewhat dismembered. Another room on the second floor had to do with porcelain canines. I learned the Nazis had a porcelain factory in one of the concentration camps. I think I went back to the first floor, and there with this trippy mathematical video/light exhibit. I would have liked to have stayed there longer for some reason. On the bottom floor there are a couple more exhibits. The final one I saw were these surreal paintings done by a very imaginative sole artist. The museum is near an expo park of somekind. You got to walk through it to get to get to from Yuanshan MRT. It seems like there are quite a few things to explore and do around this area. I wish I had the time.
Written 2 October 2019
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