Singapore Art Museum

Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road

Opening Hours:
Daily 10am - 7pm, Fri Till 9pm

Admission Fees (In SGD $):
Adult: $10
Student & Senior citizen aged 60 and above: $5

Estimated Visiting Duration:
1 - 3 Hours

List Of Star Attractions (Must See):
The Chapel
Panorama: Recent Art From Contemporary Asia
Lee Wen: Lucid Dreams In The Reverie Of The Real
The Singapore Show: Future Proof

List Of Main Attractions (Good To See):
The Learning Gallery: People And Places
The Collection
Singapore Art Museum Exterior & Surroundings

List Of Other Attractions (For A Complete Experience):
The Courtyards
The Glass Hall
Seeing The Kite Again Series II
Not Against Interpretation: Re-Staging Jason Lim & Vincent Leow’s A Flog Of Birdies In The 21st Century

Small But Interesting Art Collection

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Visited: May-2012


Housed in an old colonial building, the Singapore Art Museum at once has both an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantage is the beautiful architecture, which fits into the theme of Art, fittingly adding its ambience to the arts home of Singapore. The disadvantage is the Singapore Art Museum is only able to house a limited collection of art work at any one time.

The solution? The Singapore Art Museum rotates the collections and exhibitions on display every few months, thus ensuring that repeat visitors always have something to look forward to.

The Singapore Art Museum features works from both Singaporean and South-East Asian artists. These range from traditional art work, such as paintings, sculptures, drawings, or crafts, to modern art work using computer-generated imagery (CGI), lasers, photography, lighting arrangements or empty space.

I particulary liked the current exhibition from artist Lee Wen, titled "Lucid Dreams in the Reverie of the Real". Lee Wen is among Singapore's most internationally recognised artist, and his "Yellow Man" series of art work is both intriguing and thought-provoking.

I also like Justin Lee's video "Eat Fast Food Fast", where he blends fast food and drinks it... It's both hilarious and disgusting at the same time.

If you're planning a visit, do note that the admission fee costs $10, and allocate about 1 to 3 hours for viewing.


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