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Nyoman Gunarsa Museum of Classical and Modern Art

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Nyoman Gunarsa Museum of Classical and Modern Art

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TeamBrad wrote a review Apr 2017
Boston, Massachusetts37 contributions9 helpful votes
Nyoman Gunarsa is one of my favorite Indonesian artists. I love the fact that the museum is on his property. I love the fact that you don't need to go thru a metal detector to enter the museum. I love the fact that there were birds flying around the museum and that you didn't have security telling you you were standing too close to a painting. On the contrary, one of the cleaning staff was sweeping the dust off a painting! I loved that I could wander around on the property and stumble onto one of his studio areas where Mr. Gunarsa painted. One of my all time favorite museum visits, anytime, anywhere.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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curious101 wrote a review Jul 2016
ottawa, canada19 contributions27 helpful votes
I have visited all major museums in Bali. This one impressed me the most. The collector is also a famous Indonesian artist. He used all his money to collect those pieces. many paintingsare only protected by plastic. There is no air con. I just worry how those paintings can survive the heat and humid air. The collections are world class. By looking at those same art objects, you can appreciate more of Balinese art. A must for any art lover.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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nickfromParis wrote a review May 2015
Paris, France88 contributions31 helpful votes
This museums apparently houses an exceptional collection of ancient Bali paintings and craftsmanship but , as somebody has already said on this site , the building is not equipped properly and the display conditions are very poor , I was nevertheless very glad to see this museum which has very few visitors and is out of the tourist track , I recommend a visit for the lovers of old Bali art - you need a car , taxi or driver to get there
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Date of experience: May 2015
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afdickey wrote a review Feb 2015
Perth, Australia11 contributions8 helpful votes
This museum contains hundreds of exceptionally fine examples of classical Balinese art, some going back centuries. Unfortunately, they are in a building that is not air conditioned and is poorly lit. I have little doubt that it would take millions of dollars to conserve and rehouse these works in a museum that befits their importance. The museum staff are helpful and welcoming, which makes the state of this museum all the more sad. Visitors to the museum are, it seems, few and far between. I recommend anyone who has an interest in classical Balinese paintings to see the many fine works in this museum before the ravages of time do any more damage to these wonderful examples of this genre of Balinese art and culture.
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Date of experience: February 2015
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UbudBaliRichard_L wrote a review Jun 2014
Perth, Australia39 contributions30 helpful votes
If you are travelling to Klungkung and/or you are a student of Balinese art then this museum is worth a visit. It is some 6 kms before Klungkung (Semarapura, you see signs using both names) on the road from Gianyar. Watch for the bend in the road with police mannequins. It costs 50 thousand to enter and is looking somewhat run down but that rather adds to the atmosphere. We were the only people there during our visit and I cannot imagine it being on the tourist bus itinerary. There are several floors of very historic pieces, many are three hundred or more years old. I have not seen similar pieces displayed in museums like the Neka in Ubud. The lighting/ displays are not the best but the works include ones which are not common, for example the wooden doorways.
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Date of experience: June 2014
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