Neka Art Museum

Neka Art Museum, Ubud: Hours, Address, Neka Art Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Neka Art Museum
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Liefhebber
Breda, The Netherlands7,487 contributions
Jun 2019
The Neka Art Museum has a Balinese and foreign art collection inspired by the natural beauty, life and culture of Bali divided amongst several Balinese style buildings. Dutch painter, with Indonesian roots, Arie Smit has his own pavilion for his colourfull painting. Nice museum not far from the centre of Ubud.
Written 18 May 2020
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Emel J
Belmore, Australia228 contributions
Feb 2020
Worth a visit to see a lot of beautiful Ali see art. The building is interesting too and there is a large variety of art. Great for a rainy day or for the art obsessed.( Like me)
Written 26 February 2020
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Karim Tutu
7 contributions
Feb 2020
This place is great, to see art in it's multiplicity of genres from contemporary to traditional, you want to see the art works here. I will tell you now, some of the works have no credits to the artist or mediums used; but it is so worth it if you have the time and are a lover of art. This is a half day journey into the minds of artists and needs your time to enjoy it. Don't bother filling up with caffeine at the cafe, its waiting for a headstone. Otherwise enjoy. P.S The Keris section of traditional and ceremonial knives is very worth a view to see some of the most beautifully decorated handles.
Written 18 February 2020
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Brian
3 contributions
Feb 2020
This is in my opinion the best art museum in Ubud. The various schools of Balinese art are well presented - and there are also photos and krisses.
Written 17 February 2020
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Lionel B
Denpasar, Indonesia17 contributions
Feb 2020
Better read about discovering this unique collection of sacred knives to enjoy the visit at its most. Incredible beauties exposed there. A visit which makes you admiring the talent of balinese artisans.
Written 12 February 2020
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Serge F
Brussels, Belgium24 contributions
Dec 2019
For more than 30 years, Neka museum has been the definite place to discover and explore the arts. Access is easy but I would recomment to arrive in the morning, the roads to get there through Campuhan can be very busy in the afternoon.
Written 15 January 2020
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Joseph The Don
Sydney, Australia169 contributions
Nov 2019
I really liked this musuem. Food and talking to locals are two of the best ways to learn about a culture. So is sitting back and observing it. So, also - is art.

There is loads to learn about the Ubud and Balinese culture at this musuem. Once again, lovely airy buildings to wander through a short taxi ride up from the main street. Well worth a few hours of wandering around.
Written 26 November 2019
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954abbash
Greater Sydney, Australia19 contributions
Oct 2019
executive style hand made no electric machines hand woven colourful pieces of materials like HAWAIAN style cheap super cheap no wonder other parts of the world a rip off
Written 5 November 2019
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Kaca Jiwa
18 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
The Neka Art Museum is one of the famous museum located at Ubud, Bali. The founder and director is Mr Suteja Neka who is an art collector and a patron for Balinese traditional art. His collection consists of famous traditional artists from the 19th century to the present day. There are maestros such as I Ketut Soki, Ida Bagus Made, I Wayan Tembles and many more who depicted the daily life of villagers, religious ceremonies and the Balinese folklores. On top of its permanent collection, Neka art museum also has a gallery of Keris (Indonesian traditional sword) on the second floor.

Last week on 26 October 2019, Mr Suteja Neka himself gave an opening for the Maladjustment exhibition featuring two Indonesian and one Australian artist. The exhibition talks about violence against women and how to respond to this issue. The Neka Art Museum is specializing in Balinese classical art, with a regular visit of guests artists from time to time. If you are keen to learn more about the Balinese culture and belief than this is the right museum to visit. On that note, try to visit the museum in the morning or afternoon when the sunlight is plenty to lit all the paintings in the rooms.
Written 4 November 2019
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ggm
Honolulu, HI1,452 contributions
Aug 2019
For a fuller appreciation of evolving styles of local painting, I would recommend the ARMA (Agung Rai Museum) but the Neka is certainly worth a visit, beautiful grounds overlooking the Tsampuhan Valley, the gift shop has some high quality fabrics at reasonable fixed priced, too.
Written 8 September 2019
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