Nyoman Gunarsa Museum of Classical and Modern Art

Nyoman Gunarsa Museum of Classical and Modern Art

Nyoman Gunarsa Museum of Classical and Modern Art
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afdickey
Perth, Australia11 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
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.
Written February 7, 2015
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TeamBrad
Santa Fe, NM48 contributions
Jul 2016 • Friends
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.
Written April 8, 2017
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curious101
ottawa, canada19 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
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.
Written July 9, 2016
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nickfromParis
Paris, France144 contributions
May 2015 • Solo
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
Written May 13, 2015
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UbudBaliRichard_L
Perth, Australia39 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
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.
Written June 30, 2014
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