Art Museums in Hong Kong

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Art Museums in Hong Kong

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  • Passenger52043695131
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    I am a Filipina Domestic Helper here in Hongkong.
    Most of my day off I am alone actually.
    So I decide to visit museums to spend my time productively my educating my self from the learning I've learned from the museum.
    The HKMM was awesome.
    I have learn a lot.
    this is the 2nd museum that I have visited.
    The first one was the Museum Of Medical Sciences.
    Amazing collections of artifacts.
    I super love it. ♥️
    Written April 19, 2024
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  • Traveler C
    Singapore, Singapore355 contributions
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    The HKMA has some nice collections of ancient Chinese antiques, art as well as some modern exhibits. The exhibition on the upper level about the historic Canton region (modern day Guangzhou province), and its development when exceptional wealth flowed into the trade post was an informative and interesting visit.
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,009 contributions
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    The Hong Kong Culture Centre is situated along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade in the Kowloon Peninsula. Completed in 1989, this is a large complex with a 2000 seat concert hall, 1700 Grand Theatre, smaller Studio Theatre, Exhibition gallery as well as multiple exhibition foyers.

    The venue is used throughout the year for world-class concerts, theatre and musical productions, opera, dance and drama performances which you can reserve at the ticketing box office (open from 10am to 9:30pm daily) or reserve through the URBTIX website.

    Note: The Hong Kong Arts Festival is held during the early months each year. Numerous large scale performances take place at the Hong Kong Culture Centre as part of this important annual programme.
    Written April 8, 2020
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  • Muzzamuzzamuzza
    Wellington, New Zealand136 contributions
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    The range of exhibits makes this museum interesting. It pays to take time to understand some of them. In particular, we spent time looking at the sushi restaurant that had been saved from demolition and reconstructed, and at the dictators in wheelchairs.
    Written January 9, 2024
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,009 contributions
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    The Sun Museum is a non-profit, private museum located on the 4/F of the SML Tower on Hoi Bun Rd in Kwun Tong just across from the Kwun Tong Promenade. They aspire to enhance understanding of Chinese are & culture and regularly host exhibitions featuring Chinese artists, particularly those in Hong Kong. Exhibitions are usually free while opening hours are 10am to 6pm (Tues to Sat), closed Sundays & Mondays.

    Presently, Sun Museum is hosting an exhibition called 'Peaceful Colour' showcasing over 140 paintings by 70 members of the Hong Kong Artists Society. The works are nicely spaced and colourful representations of Hong Kong landscapes, streetscapes and daily life. It is an interesting exhibition if you are a fan of art, love Hong Kong and happen to be in the Kwun Tong area.

    The Peaceful Colour exhibition will be shown until mid Dec 2023. Visit the museum website to see current and future exhibition line up.
    Written November 8, 2023
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  • TuanRizwan
    Miami, FL668 contributions
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    Just good for picture taking as all of them (comic stars) are local characters. The location is inside Kowloon park and not that big.
    Written July 24, 2019
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  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,791 contributions
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    Free admission to a surprisingly spacious (for a university) exhibition hall. This museum builds its core collection on major donations from the well known local collector usually called Bei Shan Tang, and it so happened part of this collection - that on Chinese paintings, were being exhibited when we were there. High quality exhibition of over 140 paintings, though the lighting, so crucial for viewing paintings, was much better in the new wing than the old. Deserves a look to see what's on when you visit Chinese University
    Written July 24, 2021
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  • Betty H
    Hong Kong, China16 contributions
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    It's free. Their exhibitions change from time to time so I can only write about what I saw. But overall the things they displayed are curated with taste, which accommodates the preference of the public. It's right next to the University of Hong Kong if you are interested in local students' life or a toilet break / water refill. XD
    Written August 6, 2018
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,009 contributions
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    The Jao Tsung-I Academy is a hillside compound of heritage buildings along Castle Peak Road in Lai Chi Kok that were revitalised by the HK Institute for Promotion of Chinese Culture (HKIPCC) and named after the late prominent scholar Jao Tsung-I.

    The academy was opened to the public in phases between 2012-14 and now features three hillside levels of Grade 3 protected historic buildings that function as a museum with exhibition galleries, activity centre, restaurant, coffee shop and even a hotel. The outdoor grounds are open from 8am to 10pm daily, exhibition halls are open from 10am to 6pm daily. No entry fee required.

    The lower level is where you find the Main Gallery which is a testimony to the life and scholarly works of Jao Tsung-I. There is also a Heritage Hall where you can learn about the history of the area and buildings which date back to the late 19th century when a Qing Dynasty Customs house was located here. Later buildings, including those you see today, served as a labourers' quarters, prison, quarantine station, infectious disease hospital and lastly a psychiatric rehab centre which was eventually closed in 2004. There is a statue of Jao Tsung-I and a small but beautiful lotus pond here.

    The second level is where you find a series of buildings including another exhibition hall, presently presenting information about Chinese language characters, activity rooms, Hope of Joy restaurant and Coffeeflow. Continuing to the third level, you will find the Heritage Lodge. There are public toilets on each level as well as a series of lifts for those unable to walk up the stairs between levels and guests of the hotel with luggage.
    Written May 11, 2022
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,009 contributions
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    The K.S. Lo Gallery is part of the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware located within Hong Kong Park. It is located in a separate building next to the main museum and it shares space with the popular Lock Cha Teahouse. As you enter the building, the teashop is straight forward while the exhibition gallery is to the left and up a spiral staircase.

    This exhibition hall holds exhibitions centred around historic artefacts that make up the K.S. Lo collection. Presently, there is an impressive Seal Carving in Lingnan exhibition which includes four display cases with some outstanding quality historic seals. The walls of the exhibition hall are lined with historic ceramics which are nicely presented with general information related to the dates and location of their origin.

    Allow 15-20 minutes to view the collection here then consider a stop for tea and light dim sum at Lock Cha downstairs. Combined with a 30 minute walk through the various galleries in the Flagstaff Tea Ware Museum to see the very interesting tea pot collections can make for a nice afternoon activity at Hong Kong Park.
    Written November 14, 2022
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,009 contributions
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    You will find several of the old Victoria Barracks within Hong Kong Park. Originally constructed between the 1840s to 1870s, the Victoria Barracks served as a large scale military compound that extended from modern day Central to Admiralty districts. Most have long been demolished but some, including the later generation Cassels Block (early 20th century) have been preserved as Grade I historic buildings and repurposed for other government of civil functions.

    The Cassels Block, for example, has housed the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre since 1992. The building is three stories and interestingly cascades down a hillside in the upper section of what is now Hong Kong Park. It features a lime washed facade with arched windows, upper floor colonnades and small triangular gables. This building is also included as stop (B14) on the Central Route of the Central and Western Heritage Trail, a self-guided walking route taking in over 20 historic buildings and locations in this area of the city.

    The Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre within the old Cassels Block can be a neat place to visit to see art exhibitions which seek to promote traditional visual artworks of local and Chinese artists, particularly those who study or train here. Refer to the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre website as exhibitions can have rather specific date/times available for viewing. Or just try a walk-in to see if an open exhibition is being held at the time of your visit to HK Park.
    Written November 17, 2022
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  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China19,622 contributions
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    This is the only place along the Ping Shan Heritage Trail with illustrations on the life and history of the Tang clan in the area. Housed in a former police station, the Tang Clan Gallery includes historic photos as well as some interesting artifacts of the traditional village life. The panorama of the area is also pretty decent and reflects the strategic location of the police station in checking the locals.
    Written June 12, 2022
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  • Joan J
    Newhall, CA361 contributions
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    We loved the large Ming exhibition but were disappointed that no photos were allowed in the Museum. We then found a cultural exhibit led by a docent or staff member that introduced us privately to Chinese symbolism. This was most timely as it was our first day in Hong Kong. This education vastly increased our understanding of what we saw the next week that we spent in Hong Kong. The thing we liked least was the fact that so many of the exhibits were closed. What we also enjoyed was the tremendous gift shop on the first floor where we learned about the vast range of beautiful things we could buy as souvenirs in Hong Kong.
    Written March 24, 2015
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  • Brad
    Hong Kong, China173,009 contributions
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    Ben Brown Fine Art is a London based gallery which opened its exhibition space in Hong Kong in 2009 in the historic Pedder Building in the Central District. However, they relocated to The Factory in Wong Chuk Hang on the south side of Hong Kong Island a few years back, joining around 20 other galleries that have taken up space in this previously industrial area of the city. The gallery opening hours are 11am to 7pm (Tues-Sat), closed on Sundays and Mondays.

    Presently there is an exhibition of Hong Kong based urbanist and architectural photographer William Furniss called 'Contact' (24 May to 15 July 2023) showcasing several large scale compositions made up of fragmented individual photos which have the effect of portraying city scenes as both dynamic and complex organisms. The works have an interesting and thought provoking effect, enjoyable to view if you like cityscape photography.

    There are additional works by Furniss on display from his series called 8X5+2 which combine elements of the Jardine House (Central) famous window facade with that of the timeless game of Connect Four. The works are inspired by games played during the Covid-19 Pandemic to pass the time.

    To visit Ben Brown in Wong Chuk Hang, enter The Factory building along Yip Fat Street, just a couple minutes walk from the MTR Station (exit A1). Then walk up to staircase to the second floor. There you will find the gallery in Shop 201. You can also view information regarding present exhibitions on the Ben Brown website.
    Written July 10, 2023
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  • Fredric John
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates848 contributions
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    This structure stands out in the middle of central Hong Kong. It was a part of the old Victoria Prison vicinity. We explored JC Contemporary because of the walking tour that I joined and it’s a part of our itinerary.

    There are museums about how the prison looks like back in the day with interactive things to do. It is also free to visit the area.
    Written November 24, 2023
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