Bui Mai Hien Gallery

Bui Mai Hien Gallery, Hanoi: Hours, Address, Bui Mai Hien Gallery Reviews: 4.5/5

Bui Mai Hien Gallery
4.5
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Bui Mai Hien is a well known artist in Vietnam. Since the opening of her gallery in 1990, she has welcomed thousands of customers from all corners of the globe. Among people who collected her paintings are prominent figures such as US madam Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, famous actor Danny DeVito, well known politicians and private collectors. She is the pioneer of a new wave of female artists who transformed the arts scene in Vietnam. Her lacquer paintings are modern, impressionist and unforgettable. Bui Mai Hien gallery is conveniently located in the heart of Hanoi, near the Temple of Literature and right across from the Goeth institution. You will not regret having spent time in this very special studio.
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Jon W
Hong Kong, China13 contributions
Truly reliable!
Jul 2016 • Couples
If it is the first time you are going to Hanoi to do some paintings hunting, I hope this review is useful to you. There are tons of galleries in Hanoi and each houses art works by different artists. Some artists are tied with some particular galleries, which means their works are exclusive to those galleries. However, we are no expert in fine art and we just wanted to buy some for home decoration. We did visit various galleries, big and small, and finally we bought two paintings from Mai Gallery.
Mai Gallery is one of the well-known galleries which you can find their name on the tourist map and this was how we came across it. I am not going to comment on the works there as the appreciation of art is very subjective. However, what I want to share with readers here is the service we received.
Hien was the lady who introduced the works of different artists to us. From our conversation, I realised she was very knowledgeable, given the fact that she is actually a daughter of a famous art critic in Vietnam, and she was very sincere. We visited Mai Gallery three days in a row and didn’t make our purchase until the very last day. Despite our frequent disturbance, Hien was still very patient and she was not pushy at all. Most importantly, the packing and shipping arrangements were professional.
We did come across a number of art pieces which we like in some smaller galleries. However, to me, the original paintings of some up-and-coming artists in Hanoi are not cheap at all, so I would rather buy them in a well-established and well-known gallery, and Mai Gallery is just the right choice!
Written August 4, 2016
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Jordan B
Stuart, FL37 contributions
Beautiful Lacquer Paintings in Hanoi
Oct 2015 • Couples
We recently took a privately guided trip to Hanoi and told our guide of our interest in art. There are many galleries to wander about in the old quarter but we always enjoy getting to meet the artist and he took us for a visit to see Mai Hien in her studio/home. It's one of those places you wouldn't find if you didn't know about it but it would be worth the effort to find. She is an extremely pleasant person who is extremely talented. She took the time to show us her work and to explain the process used to make the lacquer paintings. There was no pressure at all. We did end up making a second trip there at the end of our stay and purchased one of her lacquer paintings. There was no problem at all with her shipping back to to our home in the US and it arrived promptly and safely. Highly recommended if you are able to do it.
Written December 5, 2015
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