The Neka Art Museum will let you savour stunning forms of art inspired by local culture, natural beauty of the region and of course the marvellous people. The impressive work of local and expat artists are on display at this fine museum.
History behind the Museum
The place is named after the Balinese teacher who loved collecting paintings as a form of documenting the creative talents of local painters; Suteja Neka the teacher; not only lent her name but also a marvellous collection to the museum when it was opened in 1982. The place is a source for savouring local, expat and Indonesian art that serve as chronicles of the regions past culture and traditions as well as an inspiration to budding artists.
The Collections – Awe Inspiring Creations
The entire collection at the museum is quite overwhelming. Listed below are the categories around which the entire collection is based. Classical puppet style paintings, traditional Balinese paintings, Ubud style paintings, Art of the Arie Smit, Batuan style paintings, paintings and stylings of young artists, contemporary local paintings, art works of I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, modern Indonesian art and artworks by international artists. Expect the best in each category and a journey of immense discovery.
If you are already hankering for a visit to the museum keep in mind the following opening hours are Monday – Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and noon to 5 pm on Sundays.
Location – Cultural Centre of Bali
The museum is located in Ubud which quite undisputedly is the cultural capital of Bali; it is a place that travellers come to savour holistic environs while basking in wellness programmes offered by resorts such as COMO Uma Ubud. Ubud is known for its lush forests and rice paddy terraces as such luxury Ubud Bali accommodation is found cocooned within these verdant hillsides. The museum is located within the Kedewatan Village on Raya Campuhan Street.
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