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“Earlier Mona Lisa Exhibition” 5 of 5 stars
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The Arts House
1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429, Singapore (Formerly Parliament House) (The Quays)
+65 6332 6900
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Ranked #247 of 565 things to do in Singapore
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Owner description: Occupying the almost 200-year-old building that was Singapore's first Parliament House, The Arts House has played an active role in the Singapore arts and creative scene for the past decade. As a centre for writing, writers and ideas, The Arts House supports and presents programmes and festivals that aim to develop and promote literary arts in Singapore.
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“Earlier Mona Lisa Exhibition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A very engaging, educational, and well-organized exhibition. Provides a lot of insights on the historical evidence of another Mona Lisa, the discovery of the painting, research done, etc. 3 hours well spent!

Visited January 2015
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“Fantastic Mona Lisa exhibit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Our first visit, as we wished to see the earlier Mona Lisa exhibit. Was a great value, very well done, and a great couple of hours to take it all in and see the painting up close.

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“Mona Lisa spoiled by music and small children”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The previous reviewer mentioned the super loud music blaring out .... we were there together :)

The other thing is why on earth are small children allowed in here .......... the tour is audioguide dependant and all the while I can hear small toddlers yelling and screaming all the time.......

hard to concentrate ........ please organisers have some common sense....... kids under 12.... stay outside they dont appreciate or understand the exhibition so they simply spoil it for others....

Visited January 2015
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“A Loud Play Den Next to Mona Lisa?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It is remarkable that Singapore is able to host the Earlier Mona Lisa Exhibition but unfortunately the experience was deeply disappointing. While the exhibition is adequate, the venue charming, the management of the visitors' journey completely lacking. How else can one explain the placement of a Play Den - what looks to be a rehearsal room for local musicians, right next to exhibition area? I am flabbergasted that I should be struggling to understand the history of what could be one of Leonardo da Vinci's old masters with the loud music blaring from the practice sessions going on right next to the exhibition area. To make it worse, the "staff/musicians" showed a total disregard for the visitors by letting the door slammed continually when they entered/exited their Play Den :-( The total lack of appreciation and complete disrespect of the organisers stand in ugly contrast to one of the most beautiful paintings in the world.

Visited January 2015
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“MONA LISA EXHIBITION”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

On a recent trip to Singapore we had the good fortune of timing to be able to see the amazing Earlier Mona Lisa Exhibition in the old parliament house, it has heaps of atmosphere and is beautifully done-the staff were great and the exhibition was world class- lucky Singaporeans to be able to enjoy this world class event at such a moderate cost
Well done .we loved it and will keep an eye ion this venue in the future

Visited December 2014
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