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Visit to the Art Gallery

We were very disappointed with this, There are nice paintings but no plaques with information as to... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Ranee B
Adelaide Australia
Such a sad museum

Is this the saddest art museum in the world? Four walls of artwork, all victims of neglect without... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Aug 18, 2018
“Visit to the Art Gallery”
Jul 17, 2018
“Such a sad museum”
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

There is only one room now at the National Art Gallery where there is no entrance fee. The main part of the Gallery has apparently been closed for the last two years. The paintings are sadly neglected and need urgent help from the authorities. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

We were very disappointed with this, There are nice paintings but no plaques with information as to the subject matter or the name of the artist. There should be a small label beneath each painting. There was no one capable of giving us any information,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ranee B
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I was expecting so much more from this place, but sadly it was without any artistic forethought. It is free to go in and there was someone on duty who really looked so bored. You can walk around it in 15 minutes. Little to see...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

Is this the saddest art museum in the world? Four walls of artwork, all victims of neglect without a label as to content or artist. I can appreciate many of the works I look at, but how much better if there was more information. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NigelG407
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Other reviewers have commented on the sad state of the paintings in this neglected hall and it’s true — many works are poorly framed and mounted, water damage is obvious, and there are no labels regarding the artist, subject, or date. It feels like a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Don_G_Wright
Reviewed January 17, 2018

This is free and it's a single room next to the national museum, so I recommend stopping in, if only to keep the bored guard company. Most of the paintings clearly depict Sri Lankans (some obviously notable people) or colonials, so there must be some...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

It is a rich reflection of Srilankan history and culture. Good place, location wise it is near the Central Park near independence square, great bistros and small yet great eateries.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

National Art Gallery in Sri Lanka is very famous for art and craft exhibitions. They also open the place for funerals of the famous artists etc..the place is very spaces and beautiful and also very well maintained..

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Treshi
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Though it is called the National Art Gallery it hasn't got nothing much to show. But art happens around this center.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank surath d
Reviewed February 14, 2016

Felt saddened and disappointed when I visited the National Art Gallery. It was more of a portrait gallery of individuals, perhaps important in their time. These were badly neglected, with no information about who they were or what period they belonged to. There were some...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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