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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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T his is located a short walk from Raffles hotel or a couple of minutes walk from Bras Basah MRT station. Unfortunately when we visited in April they were preparing for a new... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

T his is located a short walk from Raffles hotel or a couple of minutes walk from Bras Basah MRT station. Unfortunately when we visited in April they were preparing for a new exhibition (After Utopia) so there was not a great deal for us to see. It mainly concentrates on Asia artists so very new for us Westerners which... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I took my kids to see this Art Museum. It was so interesting and informative. The staff in each hall was really friendly and helpful and very knowledgeable on the exhibition. It was completely different to any other art museum I have ever visited, in the sense that it didn't have halls of paintings, but consisted of current and really... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I really love art. Whenever I travel to a new city, I will make it a point to visit at least one of their main art galleries. However, I was incredibly disappointed at SAM and it is totally not worth the money that you pay. I wouldn't even go there if it was free and I was bored - even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is in a former institution and the buildings seem to hang on to their past only stubbornly giving a little to their current function as an art museum of quality and depth. But there are moments here that make a visit very special and certainly worthwhile. 'After Utopia' the current exhibition explores four themes through... More 

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Ferring, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went to the main building which was largely closed as they were preparing for a new exhibition due to open in early May. However went round but little to see. Then went across to the annex in Queen Street over the road. This is designed as an interactive playground for children so you just need to chill out and go... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

SAM is an unique museum with very modern art created by artists from different Asian countries. The buildings are a former old Victorian upper crust Boys School and is in itself very interesting. I honestly have to say that this type of modern art is not my favorite. However I did enjoy the couple of hours we spend here. The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Lennox Head, Australia
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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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United Kingdom
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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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