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“a true Java hero”
Review of Affandi Museum

Affandi Museum
Ranked #17 of 243 things to do in Yogyakarta
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San Francisco, CA
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“a true Java hero”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

I'd never heard of Affandi, but my friend suggested it. The museum is a collection of his painting in a building he built and that was his home with both his wives.

A wonderful place to visit. A curator is available to describe his life story, and entrance includes a cup at tea at the cafe. A very worthwhile stop, with many insights about a self-taught artist and his fascinating life and work.

Visited December 2013
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Manama, Bahrain
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“For the art lover, even just a visit”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

If you are into art, or just want to know how an eccentric artist lived, this is the place to visit. It doesn't look all that big a place but it will take a while getting around.
The museum itself is a length way designed passageway of art work as well as some of the belongings of Mr Affandi. Paintings adorn the wall, and in the back of the museum a car that belonged to him and designed by himself.
Outside the museum is a little coffee shop that actually have stairs and twists and turns that take you through another museum of statues and paintings as well as other bits that he designed. A little cart just outside the coffee is apparently where he lived and slept.
There are actually 2 museums, one that has the car and a few paintings and another that has just exclusively his artwork. Dont miss it.
Its all shaded and covered so you can walk around at leisure and have a little cool drink at the cafe after.

Visited November 2013
Thank KhalidfromBahrain
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Hong Kong, China
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A piece of modern Indonesian history”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

This is a really interesting insight into an important 20th century figure in Indonesian art and politics. The buildings themselves and layout of the property are worth a visit in their own right. Certainly worth doing.

Visited December 2013
Thank s_lin294217
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“For Art Junkies”
Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Amazing paintings and sculptures! Beautiful place too. Could do with a guide, or without. Still amazing regardless.

Thank hafiz25890
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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Palace of a Maestro”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Affandi Museum that is located on Jalan Raya Yogyakarta - Solo, or by the west bank of Gajah Wong River, give an opportunity for you to trace all meaningful parts of Affandi's life. You can see the great works when he was alive, the works of other painters that he kept, the vehicles that he used in the past, the house where he used to live and a gallery that now functions as a place to educate gifted children in painting.

Visited December 2013
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