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Address: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 3222
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Description: Formerly the St Joseph’s Institution, a premier boys’ school, and open...
Formerly the St Joseph’s Institution, a premier boys’ school, and open since 1996, this state-of-the-art museum has amassed the largest public collection of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks in the world, with a growing component in international contemporary art.
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This is a great little art museum with rolling exhibitions of contemporary art. Well worth a visit if you are interested in thought provoking art.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

So called "modern art" is not really my thing, but this was on a whole new level. A video of a woman dancing on butter representing her struggle with weight and body image. All I saw was a woman repeatedly falling down in her heels. I worried about how many bruises or broken bones she might receive. Not sure why... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This interesting museum on Marina Bay is always an inspirational place to visit. On this occasion the main attraction was " Da Vinci - Shaping the Future " and was well worth the visit. While a museum of this size cannot hope to display the fullness of all of Da Vinci's work, what was on display gave me great insight... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The museum had some fascinating exhibits, including while we were there the winners of the APB Foundation Signature Art Prize 2014 Finalists Exhibition. My favorite was by Pakistan artist Farida Batool called Kahani Eik Shehr Ki (Story of a City). It was a Lenticular Print that wrapped around three walls of the room, and as you walked alongside the images... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a great little art museum with rolling exhibitions of contemporary art. Well worth a visit if you are interested in thought provoking art.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This museum features temporary exhibitions such as "da Vinci : shaping the future". Behind this pretentious title I found an exhibition of very poor artistic and scientific values. Only ten pages of the codex, with one of them exposed upside down (!!!), and three paintings that were not from da Vinci himself, but from some kind of Italian Renaissance artist... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Locals get free entry and it's a small fee $10? for tourists. Definitely worth it as I was over eating and shopping and it was a refreshing change :) I visited the Still Moving exhibition and we walked around until we came across a free guided tour and decided to join.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I visit often - well, as often as they change the exhibitions. So I find it pretty difficult to give the experience a rating because that rating would change depenedent of the show at the time? But.... that said I think the quality of the work and how well it is displayed at SAm is getting better and better. As... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This museum set into an old, colonial-style building features some great modern art from all around Asia. It's a great change from all the cultural museums across SEA and definitely worth seeing for everybody who's interested in Modern Art.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Singapore Art Museum is hosted in a beautiful heritage building, easily accessible by tube, in a busy area. They seem to rotate their collection a lot and organise very good temporary exhibition. I spent an hour there but could have easily spent two hours without feeling bored. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Firstly I loved the building, it was more homely than grand architecture like the MET or too modern like the Art Science museum. I only had to pay 5 dollars being a student (and they accept student ID from any country) so it was well worth it. I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibitions that were on, which included a wide range... More 

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