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Fine Arts & Ceramics Museum (Balai Seni Rupa)

Jl Taman Fatahillah 2 | Pinangsia Village, Taman Sari, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
62 21 6907062
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Ranked #33 of 63 Attractions in Jakarta
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This gallery displays paintings, sculptures and ceramics from Indonesia's greatest artists.
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: This gallery displays paintings, sculptures and ceramics from Indonesia's greatest artists.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Because I don't really know how to make art, the only thing is to appreciate them by visiting the museum. The collection was varies and I quite interested in the remnant stuff from sinking ship. Like most of Indonesia museum, the museum itself didn't get good maintenance. The most of ACs were not working and the basic facility like toilet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It is interesting to know how the artists participated in independence process. They become one part in the communication tools. There are also so many ceramics which come from different culture and province in Indonesia. I wondering how they product it with a very conventional and traditional tools.

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Saudi Arabia
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70 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Whilst there is a good mix of creative ceramics and old to new paintings, the exhibit that steals the show is the display of ceramics from a shipwreck. Also some interesting furniture.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Even though I'm not really into fine arts, I enjoyed my visit to this museum because the collection is also related to history. I love the collections as they're interesting and you can clearly see the story behind. However, the building is not well-maintained. The AC was not working well, the computers were all off, and the water in the... More 

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Bali
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

if you are doing a tour of Kota this is a quiet refuge from the searing heat outside. Admission is not expensive, there is some nice art to see, and the old Dutch building is also impressive.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

An unusual museum in the old town of Jakarta - lots of ceramics to see and at certain times, one could also learn how to make cermic ware.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

A great place to visit and learn a brief history of Indonesia. The collection of past masterpieces is really amazing.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Compared to my previous trip to this museum on June 2010, it had got so much improvement. Both galleries for painting and ceramics was in better lightning and equiped with more detailed information cards. The painting gallery had eight small rooms with good yet simple narations for visitors; the ceramics one was rather too simple. However, the installation of Intan... More 

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Not really much art, but the building is quiet and cool. The vertical gardens are interesting. And it has a toilet.

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Jaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Ceramic Museum is located on Fatahillah Square, near Kota railway station, Jakarta. This impressive building was built in 1870 and was used as Dutch Judiciary Institution. In the year 1976 it was converted into Fine Arts and Ceramic Museum. This museum has sculpture, graphic, wood totem, sketch, and painting batik. There are some masterpiece paintings like "Revolution Bride" by... More 

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