"Go here, to experience a fantastic garden. The surroundings of the museum are THE thing to enjoy, when visiting ARMA. We found the art a little borring, but enjoyed walking around and view the buildings, trees, sculptures, rice fields etc.
It was also very nice, that you get a free coffee/tea included in the price, to enjoy in their restaurant. My girlfriend and I both went for a ice coffee - it was brilliant. The best in Bali so far!
Worth mentioning is also, that we didn't meet many tourists."
Agung Rai Museum
1. Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) was established for a purpose. It was founded by Agung Rai, a Balinese who has devoted his life to the preservation and development of Balinese art and culture. The museum was officially opened on the 9th of June in 1996.
The most important goals of the ARMA Museum are:
to collect and preserve artworks
to develop and preserve the art of painting, sculpture, dance, music, and various other cultural art forms
to provide means and infrastructure for the local society to learn various artistic skills.
There is a permanent exhibition of paintings made by Balinese, Indonesian and foreign artists. Part of the collection was loaned by Mr. and Mrs. Agung Rai.
The collection ranges from traditional to contemporary, including classical Kamasan painting on bark, masterpieces of Batuan artists of the 1930s and 1940. Here you can admire some works by the 19th-century Javanese artist Raden Saleh and Syarif Bustaman, which you can only see on Bali.
Foreign artists who lived and worked in Bali are represented by Willem Gerard Hofker, Rudolf Bonnet and Willem Dooijewaard and the German painter Walter Spies. The latter has a special place in the collection because of its significant contribution to the development of Balinese art.
You can follow various workshops here: batik, wood carving, cooking and the like, but you can also listen to traditional music and Indonesian gamelan. Check out the traditional performances, with the dance styles which combine the Barong and the Keris.
|2. 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. This museum is Baliís premier masterpiece, so to speak. The Neka
Art Museum has the reputation of being the finest museum in Bali for its breadth, history, diversity and Bali and Indonesiaís cultural
representation. . 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 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.
Agung Rai Museum
3. The Museum Puri Lukisan is the oldest museum of Ubud is home to the beautiful modern Balinese art.
The collection of this started with a donation of paintings by Rudolf Bonnet. Eventually follow, all of which were donated by various artists from himself and by friends who wanted to help the museum.
A walk throught the buidlings of the museum will take you on a tour through the history of Balinese art. Everything is well explained with small signs next to the artworks.
Among the highlight of the museum are ink drawings made by I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, one of Baliís most famous artists.
Included in a visit to Museum is also a stroll through the lovely garden, which is part of the museum ground and you can have a drink at the museums cafť.
4. The Museum Rudana or the Rudana Art Museum is an art museum and was built on a large plot by Nyoman Rudana.
It was opened in 1995. Nyoma Rudana was a local politician with a passion for Balinese and Indonesian art. The museum is striving to support living Balinese artist as well as to preserve early Balinese paintings and to keep Balinese paintings in Bali. The three floors of Museum Rudana has paintings from Bali dating more than 150 years back as well as modern paintings on display.
Visitors to Museum Rudana are welcomed to expansive green gardens and private rice fields that are a pleasure to ramble through. Even the lawns are home to installations comprising elephant sculptures.
The Museum Rudana exhibits more than 400 pieces of the work of fine art and sculpture of various Indonesian artists. Inside, exhibits are spread over three levels, with the first and second floors showcasing the works of famous names such as the late Indonesian expressionist Affandi, and prolific contemporary Balinese artists Wayan Gunarsa and Made Wianta.
Agung Rai Museum
Anahata Villas & Spa Resort
Settled on the banks of Baliís Petanu River, guests who consider this resort will come to fully understand the concept of tranquil living. The Anahata Villas & Spa Resort thrives on catering to their guests individual needs by offering complete spa packages and yoga courses, as well as a wide variety of activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and private barbecues. Each of the 12 villas on the property has its own private plunge pool for those who donít feel like taking a dip in the Petanu. Guests looking to escape the peace and tranquility can hop aboard a shuttle if they so choose. Making a booking at Anahata Villas & Spa Resort is easy with our secure online form. Just enter your dates and click.
More information and photos: Anahata Villas & Spa Resort |click now|