Museums in Ubud

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  • Liefhebber
    Breda, The Netherlands7,487 contributions
    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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  • Paradise524973
    3 contributions
    Beautiful art, great service, very kind people. Must visit, local artists are very talented and good prices.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Erwin
    Jakarta, Indonesia9 contributions
    Worth the price - see the maestro's collection. No camera's are allowed one you enter the museum. Worth to visit for about an hour.
    Written 29 September 2021
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  • Kaca Jiwa
    18 contributions
    Museum Puri Lukisan is a tranquil place of serenity and home to some great artworks. You can go around the museum and enjoy the majestic Balinese architecture with its cultivated garden, beautiful ponds and big halls filled with Hindu's sacred artworks. It is one of the oldest art museums in Bali, founded and build by Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati (the king of Ubud), his brother, Walter Spies and Rudolf Bonnet. The story of Ramayana and Mahabharata are the main subject for most of the paintings and sculptures. The battle of good versus evil, the romance between the mortals and immortal are all depicted in various techniques by different artists. There are also artworks by Walter Spies of Balinese landscape. All are available for intercultural contemplation for both the physical and spiritual.
    Written 26 July 2020
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  • AmikaC
    2 contributions
    I really enjoyed my ceramic workshop there in a peaceful environment and good teaching. Thanks a lot!
    Written 25 April 2020
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  • Finda Ayu
    Denpasar, Indonesia192 contributions
    First thing I notice is how big the museum building from outside. And that makes me amaze even more is how bigger it actually is! You’ll see full of details dragon statue on the stairs to main entrance, then you’ll find ticket counter, then the magic begins. The museum has huge variation of arts on display. It has 3 storeys on the main building, and few other smaller bungalows around it. Yes, they’re all full of paintings and arts. It’s really nice to wonder around as I found a lot of interesting paintings. You can take photos at most of the museum’s part.
    Written 5 June 2021
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  • Alexx D
    Tejakula, Indonesia67 contributions
    Symon stayed at a remarkable place in UBUD before now he and his Artzoo is find at northeaster coastline. Visit him, get interessted. You will like the atmospere...
    Written 7 July 2019
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  • stephtravelwriter
    Ubud, Indonesia838 contributions
    Well worth the visit. A beautiful museum dedicated to the wood carving master works of Tilem and his father Njana. The museum is in the heart of Mas, a village dedicated to wood carving and presents selected pieces of its two great historical master carvers Ida Bagus Njana and Ida Bagus Tilem. There is also Balinese antiques, paintings and masks on display.

    Njana and Tilem, changed the face of Balinese carving. Njana took simple carving lines to a new level and Tilem introduced works using naturally distorted driftwood to express emotion and abstract thought form.

    The museum itself has an architectural style reminiscent of the bygone era of Majapahit kingdom.

    The second section of the museum is a private collection of the family. A small museum shop is downstairs and if you have time, stay and have lunch. The cafe looks closed, but it is not closed. This museum has not had its official Grand Opening, just a soft opening at this stage. The grounds are huge and there is plenty to do here - so plan a 2 hour stay or more.
    Written 21 December 2018
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  • Gr0wingFamily
    Newcastle, Australia124 contributions
    Wanted to find some true local artwork and we did. The students and teachers here are so skilled and the work is so detailed. Unfortunately we went in the morning so didn't get to meet the students as they come at 2pm after normal school. But once Wayan found out we hadn't seen a traditional Balinese house before he was more than happy to explain all the different buildings and show us his pigs. The detail that some of these young students have for their work is mind blowing. The art here is much more expensive than at the tourist markets, around $60 for a small piece, but after you see the detail and how many days they spend on each piece it is definitely worth the extra. The money goes to the artists and a small 10% goes to the school for supplies. My kids loved that the paintings were done by someone there age. This place is a must and you get to help keep the traditions alive.
    Written 14 August 2019
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  • tmoroz11
    Las Vegas, NV7 contributions
    Great quality, has gifts that you don’t see in other places. Sweetest owner of the store helped us the entire time. Would definitely recommend everyone to come here!
    Written 28 November 2019
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  • 2014FpvGt
    Perth, Australia1,974 contributions
    FREE ENTRY.
    We were in the area visiting Tegenungan Waterfalls and Kemenuh Butterfly Park.
    But we did drop in on a bad day as most of the art was boxed up ready for a overseas show.
    This meant the kilns were not in use either.
    The owner was very nice to talk to and was very apologetic nothing was happening.
    We did have a look around and we may try again next time.
    Written 3 March 2019
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  • Vera B
    1 contribution
    Great Artists who learned from Generation to Generation in their Family. We Had a great time at their Gallery, very interesting conversations and laughter.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • gabyreel
    Victoria, British Columbia3 contributions
    Waow, now THIS is the cutting-edge art I was looking for in Ubud! really impressed with both the artworks on display and the cultural context the gallery provided for me in a very friendly way. Felt like I was visiting a cross between an artist's studio and a contemporary art museum - and to think I almost drove right past! Highly recommended.
    Written 28 January 2020
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  • Adamantios S
    Thessaloniki, Greece166 contributions
    I stayed in Tanah Merah resort and I had the chance to see this museum with exhibits from Indonesia ,China ,and of course from Bali island .This museum is the result of the efforts of the owner and collector Mr Peter Bloch ,the most interested and inspirational man i have ever met .Free entrance of course for the guests of the hotel
    Written 15 October 2018
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