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Singapore Art Museum

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Address: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6332 3222
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Sat - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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Great asian modern art museum!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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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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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A beautiful white old building amongst a load of skyscrapers. Very good to see some new artists from different cultures in a large competition covering all media. Very well located for buses and MRT trains.

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Contemporary arts gallery. The exhibition which was ongoing was titled " Medium of Art - Shapes shifting Materials and Art. There was an exhibition of exhibits from all the Asia pacific region. Some of the themes were hard to understand for a layman. Nevertheless, even for a novice, the exhibits were spectacular and opened our minds to new forms of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Outside of experiencing the intricate kinetic biomorphic sculpture called Custos Cavum (by Choe U-Ram), made out of metal, motors and machinery, there is not much else worth seeing here. If you only have a short trip to Singapore, you'll get much more out of the Art & Science Museum (which is art in itself) and especially, the Asian Civilizations Museum,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

While staying in a new city I'm trying to see the modern art exibits or musuem . So I did in Singapore . If you have nothing better to do , if it is raining , your flight was cancelled , etc go there , otherwise it is waste of time . Very few interesting things in big buldings in... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Admission fee was SGD10 and it was really worth it. Extensive collection of arts. It was under renovation at our time of visit, but it didn't mar our visit. We were lucky as at the time we were there, the guided tour had just started and we joined in. It was very informative, the guide was very good, a lot... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Located in a modern low rise building. The museum had some visually intriguing displays such as the video projection on wood cut-outs of individuals eating or walking giving an illusion of real persons on the move. An interesting lenticular print of Story of a City. The most fascinating peace on display as a part of 'Signature Art Prize 2014' display... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The Singapore Art Museum has a collection of art from the Asian region. They are interesting and pretty and you could spend 2-3 hours pleasantly entertained. In addition, since it's a refurbished colonial building you get to see what the inside is like. I liked quite a few of the exhibits - there was a giant sculpture made of real... More 

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