Gunarsa Museum of Classical and Modern Art

The Gunarsa Museum of Classical and Modern Art is situated in Klungkung just one hour north of Ngurah Rai International airport. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 9 am and 5 pm, and the entrance fee is Rp.10.000,-

The Gunarsa Museum of Classical and Modern Art and attached Cultural Centre embrances many elements of Balinese artistic and cultural heritage. The main collection is divided into two main buildings, which are set amongst lush botanical gardens which make up the museum grounds.

The first main building, houses some 250 classical balinese paintings dating from the 15th century. Displayed alongside these are traditional carvings, Balinese puppets and collection of Kris. Part of the Classical Art Museum is made up of a separate temporary exhibition room, which displays the work of both national and international artists, who can apply for exhibit in this room.

The second building houses a collection of modern paintings. This display is made up of paintings by Indonesian artists belonging to “Sanggar Dewata� group alongside of other international artist. The same building also houses some 400 original water colours, pastel and paintings, by the famous Balinese artist and founder of museum, Drs. Nyoman Gunarsa.

The cultural centre aims to keep the spirit of Balinese tradition alive within the younger generation of Bali. Some 150 local children, aged between 5 and 12 years old, visit the centre on weekly basis for lessons and introduction in Balinese traditional dancing and gamelan music. The centre plays host to twice weekly performances of traditional dance and gamelan by these young students of Balinese tradition.

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