Neka Art Museum Ubud Bali, is more than just collection of fine art inspired by natural beauty, people, and culture of Bali.
Raya Campuhan St.Kedewatan Village, Ubud, Gianyar 80571
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 Neka Art Museum collection is displayed in several buildings patterned after Balinese architecture. The main structures are for the permanent display of the government registered collection. Another building is used for temporary exhibitions. The Neka Art Museum has achieved high standards as a museum of international standing. By July of 1997 it covered an area of 9150 square metres, with 2580 square meters of floor space. The buildings are well maintained and the artworks are displayed and organized historically. The collection continues to grow over the years with over three - hundred pieces.
If a Museums is only a collection of art or its buildings, then it has no purpose. A museum is successful only if it provides a sense of history, development, and continuity. While individual pieces can be fascinating by the themselves, when properly presented they all fit together like the parts of a puzzle and form a complete picture.
The Neka Art Museum, previously known as the Neka 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. The Neka Art Museum now is recognized as an institute of international standing.
Finnaly, we hope that The Neka Art Museum will lead artists and art lovers alike to learn more about the richness of Balinese art and culture, a source that as inspired many and will continue to provide artistic inspiration for generations to come.
* Classical Puppet Style Painting
* Transitional Balinese Style Painting
* Ubud Style Painting
* Batuan Style Painting
* Art Of Arie Smit
* Young Artists Style Painting
* Contemporary Balinese Painting
* Art Of I Gusti Nyoman Lempad
* Contemporary Indonesian Art
* Art By Artists From Abroad