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.
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