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Singapore Art Museum

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Address: 71 Bras Basah Road Singapore Art Museum | Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 189555, Singapore
Phone Number:
+65 6589 9580
10:00 - 19:00
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Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Now on at Singapore Art Museum: Singapore Biennale 2016 - An Atlas of Mirrors. Featuring a constellation of artworks by 63 contemporary artists and art collectives from Asia, exploring new ways of seeing the world and ourselves. The Singapore Art Museum is a contemporary art museum for visitors of all ages and experiences, specialising in Singaporean and Southeast Asian art. Located in a restored 160-year-old mission school, the Singapore Art Museum presents thought-provoking art exhibitions and programmes that respond to current issues and complete the visitor's understanding of Southeast Asia.

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Closed until first week of May 2017

Walked to the museum today from the JW Marriott to find it is closed until May 6th I believe. The security guard said they are changing an exhibit. I recommend checking on the... read more

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Walked to the museum today from the JW Marriott to find it is closed until May 6th I believe. The security guard said they are changing an exhibit. I recommend checking on the hours before heading out.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are different events going on from month to month, really interesting artwork. Place is suitable for adults, adults with kids or just solo travellers.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very kid friendly space. They even have a separate room for kids to explore art. The exhibition I saw was stellar, and it was a great space. It was smaller than expected. Staff are friendly, and it's easy to walk around. Even someone with a disability could get around this place.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

The entry was free when I visited - for reasons mentioned by previous reviewers, parts of the museum were vacant. I actually quite enjoyed walking through the empty rooms - the building itself is a landmark, it used to be a Catholic school. A lovely surprise: while exploring the building, I came across the little museum shop and was open,... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

If you like contemporary art, this museum is highly recommended. A very short walk from Dhobi Gaut MRT station. It is actually located in two buildings, though I suspect many people find the main building is enough. I went to both buildings, which was really worthwhile. Both are very well laid out with room for quiet contemplation of interesting displays... More 

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Maun, Botswana
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Not only is the building beautiful, the art displays were thought provoking and interesting. Many of them was interactive. A big installation had just finished the day before I arrived, so there was only 3 halls open to visitors - all the staff apologized for this though it certainly wasn't their fault. They were all very friendly and knowledgeable. Entry... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Wonderful gallery for Contemporary Southeast Asian Art. Currently having some restoration in parts of the building so check the website for exhibitions.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

An Atlas of Mirrors is an exhibition. Went there with my school for a field trip. It's a great place to visit if you admire and appreciate art. (There's one part where only 18 year olds and above can enter though)

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Reviewed 13 February 2017

The artists are mostly from around the Singapore/Malaysia area. There are nothing from Europe or the Americas as one would expect. I, myself didn't feel engaged with the art, but that could be just me. I wasn't bowled over by the displays. One occupied a rather large room and was filled with burnt out wood pieces, supposedly resonating some ecological... More 

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

They have nice facility. We did not get to appreciate all the artwork because of time constraints in our schedule. It is worth the visit. The art pieces were very different, very creative, entertaining and creepy at the same time. Our 9 year old daughter got to appreciate it. Locating the exhibits in an orderly manner is not that easy.... More 

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