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Singapore Art Museum

71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, Singapore
65 6332 3222
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Ranked #84 of 335 attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our visit here. We spent about 2 hours on the current year long exhibition exploring modern art and how contemporary artists are reinventing medium and for. We were presented with some provocative pieces that made us stop and think more often than some recent exhibitions we've attended have. The interpretive signage was excellent. I liked the fact that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is the best day out I've had my whole trip. If you're tired of shopping, the museum is only a few stops down from orchard & you can switch at many stations to get here. The price to get in is great - $10 for adults $5 for students w/ID. Really friendly staff that help you if you're lost.... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Saw the Annie Liebovitz exhibition. Excellent. Very good value at S$12.80 per adult. Staff were friendly and helpful. Building and exhibition well laid out. Took quite awhile to get round all the 200 photographs. What a talented person! Only negative was access to the toilets - down in the bowels of the building with only stair access. Thought there would... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I personally had high hopes for this gallery...but it was mainly modern art & not quite my taste, but hey...but please dont let me put you off! Art is to taste...the presentation is great in all formats...felt weird being in the hospital church, now used as a gallery....still giving you the sense that its always going to look like a... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Very good collection ; regular event and exhibition ; promotion of Asian artists. You must visit it! The Singapore Art Museum presents contemporary art practices of Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. SAM has amassed one of the world's largest public collections of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks, with a growing component in international contemporary art.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I love the old-vintage-building, the exterior and interior. but that's all. There were only view showroom open, with less collections. I don't feel this museum is fit with "art museum" since I feel it was less artsy. Then, I went to SAM and expect more modern art collection. But again, I dissapointed because all I found was photos collection. However,... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It was OK, but not what I wanted to spend time on while in Singapore. Lots of contemporary art that you can find most anywhere. Fortunately, if you go on a Friday night, entrance is free after 6.

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sydney australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

This is not an art museum for tourists. It's an art museum for artists and people who like modern and contemporary art. For me it was great because it articulated some of the discomfort I have been feeling over the last few days about y the sterility and suppression of self expression I perceived in the environment. Unearthed in the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Very convenient and strategic place, near Bras Basah MRT station and walkable from Bugis. Moreover, a lot of food places around the museum and bus stations as well. There are various exhibitions and some of them are interactive. It is worth for $10 tho. But there are not many stuffs inside

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is the first stop during my stays in Singapore. The variety or shows and artist shown is outstanding and extremely well curated. I am always amazed at the diversity of imagery and thought put in to staging each show they have. There is also a good cafe and excellent restaurant on the premise. I always look forward to being... More

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