The Neka Art Museum was opened in 1982 and is named after a Balinese teacher Suteja Neka who collected paintings as a means of artistic documentation. Nowadays the museum has a great selection of works from many famous Balinese artists and expats who have lived here and influenced local artists. The building of Neka museum Ubud Bali has a Balinese architecture style with International museum standard. All buildings at Neka museum is very well-treated and the way they display the paintings is very well organized. It makes the visitor easier to understand and to enjoy the art of paintings. There are many hotels and resorts near the Neka Art Museum, however the COMO Shambhala Estate is a luxury Ubud hotel which stands out from the rest of the hotels in Ubud. This resort is exclusive and the location of the hotel is very calm, scenic and serene. This is an ideal getaway for couples, families or individuals to rejuvenate both the body and soul, with its healthy, well balanced meals, and expert trained yoga teacher and in-house dietician.
The Neka Art Museum is one of the major galleries in Bali. The complex houses a diverse collection of works by Indonesian artists and notable international painters. The gallery has Indonesian contemporary art, including realistic depictions of rural life. There are historic black-and-white photographs of Bali in the years before World War II, and the collection of woodcarvings and bronze sculptures. The Museum is unique because its collection of foreign artworks by Balinese, other Indonesian, and foreign artists all were inspired by the natural beauty, life, and culture of Bali. The high quality of the Neka Art Museum’s collection serves as a source of inspiration, information, research, and education for many people in Indonesia and from abroad. In this way, future generations of artists, especially in Bali, can benefit from it and develop their place in the national and global communities, while visitors gain a better understanding and appreciation of Balinese art and culture. Guests can browse the bookstore and gift shop for reference books or souvenirs, and enjoy refreshments in the on-site café.
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