Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris

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Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris

Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris marks the first expansion outside Europe of the renowned Pinacothèque de Paris, heralding a pioneering international private museum in a thriving arts and lifestyle hub. Located in the rejuvenated Fort Canning Arts Centre, a heritage building set atop Singapore's historic and cultural landmark, Fort Canning Park, Singapore Pinacothèque takes centre stage with its distinctive expertise in international fine art, and offers a unique voice on history and culture in the region's visual arts landscape. 'Pinacothèque' translates as 'box of paintings' and refers to a place where paintings (or any image) are kept in which private collector pieces were displayed for public appreciation. We aim to stimulate your sense of curiosity and wonder through uniquely curated exhibitions, and by combining storytelling with state-of-the-art technology to create an experience that is immersive, interactive, engaging and fun. The museum's three main galleries feature a permanent collection of masterpieces, twice-yearly rotating blockbuster exhibitions, and a collection of artefacts that traces the legacy of Southeast Asia and Singapore. Delivering a fresh perspective on art, the exhibitions are curated with founder Marc Restellini's signature 'Transversality' credo that presents a dialogue between different works of art, connecting both artists and audiences alike through emotional and thematic links that cut across boundaries of genre, culture and era. The Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris Art Academy, La Boutique Pinacothèque museum shop and a unique variety of international retail and dining concepts also converge at Fort Canning Arts Centre to create a vibrant community of art appreciation, education and lifestyle for everyone.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Tours and Tickets

3.0
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SaskiaJoosse
Singapore, Singapore141 contributions
CLOSED
Jul 2017 • Friends
This museum closed its doors (as reported by the media) permanently in April 2016. It is a lovely building which rests on the top of Fort Canning. I sincerely hope that the building gets repurposed for something else soon.
Written 11 July 2017
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,735 contributions
Permanently Closed
Jun 2017 • Solo
This place is now permanently closed. Bu if you're in the area it's still worthwhile to have a walk around Fort Canning. Good views over the city and a nice park to explore.
Written 26 June 2017
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AsiaVenturist
Auckland Central, New Zealand14 contributions
Waste of 'Investment'?
Mar 2016 • Solo
S$24 MILLION spent with significant government assistance (Taxpayer's $$$) & it comes to this.
Plenty of questions BUT no answers after such a short tenure & CLOSURE with ongoing Legal Issues over UNPAID Suppliers & Bills.
Is anyone accountable?
Sad.
Written 14 November 2016
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Mabel L
Singapore, Singapore406 contributions
Closed, but wonderful memories.
Aug 2015 • Solo
This place is closed. Most unfortunately, due to legal issues with the company who brought the art in. I visited during the 2015 Singapore Night Festival and I kick myself for not going back.

This was an interesting collection with a mixture of Southeast Asian art and Western art, paired together to show its similarities and differences. The collection contained some real classical art heroes like Rembrandt, Monet, and Jackson Pollock. With a balanced representation of different eras of Western paintings were ethnic statues and sculptures from Southeast Asia. I think there were some Western sculptures as well.

There was also a special feature gallery that had a moving theme. The one I saw was based on Egyptian artifacts and art.

Unfortunately, the food and goods offered around the gallery were too expensive for me. The ticket for both galleries were S$22-ish when I went.

I hope a gallery like this returns. It fills a hole where classical Western art can take focus. (Granted the National Gallery of Singapore has Western paintings but not as a focus.)
Written 3 June 2016
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MDR_11
Melbourne, Australia649 contributions
Small but interesting ...
Nov 2015
Set amongst the gardens this lovely building holds a wonderful collection based on a philosophy of collecting unlike most museums.
Not cheap entrance fee especially noting the size of the collection but it did have good breadth from ancient to American 80's.
Written 27 January 2016
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Sal
Mumbai, India116 contributions
Small but lovely collection
Nov 2015
Two galleries were open when we went. The gallery showing the history of Singapore and its objects was small, but extremely exhaustive and well-displayed. The second gallery with artworks by Modigliani, etc. was also very nicely done with ample viewing space. As a museum professional who gets bored after 2 hours in a museum, I found it just perfect - one could see everything within even an hour.

The gift shop was small but interesting.

Perhaps we did not do our research well enough, but it was quite a trek getting to the Pinacotheque.
Written 26 November 2015
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SirAfiqah
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
Good experience for Art Newbies
Oct 2015 • Solo
As someone who has no background in art or art history, I personally tend to avoid art museums/galleries However, I couldn't pass up on Singapore's newest addition to the museum scene so I decided to give it a try. Most museums in Singapore are free for locals so an $11 ticket seemed like a pinch initially. I ended up spending approximately 2 hours at this small museum though so the ticket was worth it. Before the art exhibition, there was an interactive touch-screen providing information on the works on display. The design of the interactive booth showed that it was clearly meant for kids but I'll admit I learnt a whole lot from it. The content of that booth was well thought out too, including bits of info about the artist's background, technique, themes, influences and compared artworks with other artworks. Armed with my new knowledge I entered the exhibition. I don't have much experience with art exhibitions, but from my experience of historical museums, objects tend to be displayed according to time period, location etc. Pinacothèque's curators made the interesting decision to do away with those and create a new order. Works from opposite ends of the world with wildly different styles were displayed alongside each other to evoke the theme of universality. A very thought-provoking experience. If you, like me, love museums but hate art things that are so obscure and inaccessible give Pinacothèque a try. You might find that it's worth it.
Written 2 November 2015
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Maggie C
Sydney, Australia1,067 contributions
Disappointing experience
Sep 2015
We went to view the widely advertised "rare collection" of masterpieces by Picasso, Rembrandt, Monet & Modigliani, and were able to see just about one piece of each, and they were definitely rare (not famous pieces). The rare collection was tiny. We've been to other art galleries in major European and Australian cities and by comparison this was a real disappointment. La Pinacotheque in Singapore was closed on the Muslim public holiday so we returned on the weekend with very high expectations which were unfulfilled. Other than Heritage Gallery, which has free-of-charge access but is small, it charges separately for each exhibition room ($14 for adults, that is, persons aged 13 year and above). Believe it or not. So your visit could be as short as 20 minutes. The gift shop has great souvenirs, some very affordable. The good news is, the beautiful building is on the grounds of the Fort Canning Park, so you can go out for a relaxing green walk of this a botanical garden if you are as disappointed as we were.
Written 27 September 2015
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IndefiniteGuest
Singapore, Singapore349 contributions
Simple and quaint museum
Aug 2015 • Couples
Came here to see the modligliani and the cleopatra works. Was delightfully surprised to see a Picasso as well. I enjoyed the museum, staffs were friendly and the 50% discount helped heaps! Overall the museum is still working on improving it's collection I believe. So far the collections are interesting but a guided tour would be great if there was one on normal days. Be sure to check out the glass walkway to see the great mosaic pieces!
Written 30 August 2015
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MrDavetheSarks
Melbourne, Australia20,239 contributions
Pretty cool collection of art
Aug 2015 • Solo
From what I gather thing place is really new. Okay, I haven't been to the one in Paris but from what I gather it is basically a private art collection that has been opened to the public. When I was here they had a Cleopatra exhibition on, as well as a collection of random works of art (both of which you had to pay to see). However they do have a collection of South East Asian artifacts which is free. Mind you, the place isn't all that large so the free collection is in a really small room, while the artworks you can admire in around 15 minutes (depending on how long you like to look at paintings). However it was definitely worth the visit, especially since I got to see a Cleopatra exhibition.
Written 30 August 2015
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