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“Great overview of 20th century Balinese art” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)

Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)
Pengosekan Road, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
62-361-974-228
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Ranked #1 of 39 Attractions in Ubud
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: Cultural events and fine arts come together in this museum, officially opened in 1996.
Melbourne
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“Great overview of 20th century Balinese art”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

This museum features an eclectic collection of Balinese art, together with some European and Javanese art in a smaller side building. The main building's collection is great, featuring pre-war Balinese art (including I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and contemporaries), some double-ikat weaving displays, a feature on Walter Spies (albeit reproductions of works) and a very good collection of post-war Balinese art. The earlier art on the second level interested me more, though the more modern art was also worthwhile seeing. The second building, featuring mainly non-Balinese art that tended to be more aligned with Western art, was not as interesting and I skipped some of the works. There was also a temporary exhibition on the ground floor of the entrance building whose subject was owls, which held some interest for me.

Conservation practices are better here than in the Puri Lukisan Museum in Ubud and works of art tend to be in a much better condition overall. I would rate this museum as slightly better as Lukisan, though the latter has some pre-20th century art.

The entrance fee is Rp 40000 per person and includes a coffee from the cafe behind the main art building. The collection is quite extensive, so allow 1.5-2 hours to see most things.

Visited August 2012
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“Interesting...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The place is nice...inside a great garden...with two coffea where you can have a break after visiting the museum (the offer you a drink with the entrance ticket!)

Visited August 2012
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“An calm oasis of art and gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

A combination of interesting buildings housing the collections, sculpture, well tended gardens and a small cafe make this well worth the trip. Away from the main street it may be overlooked but make a point of visiting if you are an art lover.

Visited July 2012
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“ARMA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

This museum is the home for quite a lot of Balinese painting. If you can appreciate arts (unfortunately I'm not art lover), you'll certainly love this place. I actually interested in taking the course more than the museum. So, tips for those who interested to go, check the schedule for courses. They have courses for gamelan, batik, carving, cooking, etc. Check the website for details.

Visited August 2012
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“interesting art museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Very interesting art work showing the development of the island culture. And adds an education of Hindu religion also

Visited July 2012
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