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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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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..
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