Agung Rai Museum of Art in Ubud
The legendary Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA) encompasses an aesthetic gallery, prominent Cultural Centre and a capacious accommodation venture in Ubud, Bali founded and retained by Balinese entrepreneur and art collector, Anak Agung Gde Rai. The museum includes two main tremendous buildings exhibiting a massive collection of abstract designs and art works. The museum is situated in Pengosekan, Ubud.
ARMA features traditional Balinese architecture within the tropical gardens including spectacular collections of master pieces from artists Raden Saleh and Affandi, and legendary painters Walter Spies, Rudolf Bonnet, Adrian Le Mayeur, Nyoman Lempad, as well as classical Kamasan-style and Batuan-style paintings originating from their respective villages/regions. ARMA is much more than just a museum, as it is also known as a place where visitors can learn much about Balinese traditions and cultural aspects and at the same time ARMA promotes the young, upcoming and potential artists/talent. Traditional Balinese gamelan orchestras, wood carvings, Balinese dance and history, indigenous fabrics, and traditional cuisine are all bonus features here.
Attractions in Ubud
The museum is placed in Pengosekan, approximately 3km south of the main Ubud hub. Agung Rai Museum of Art has a span of 5Hacteres and established by a generous art collector Anak Agung Gde Rai who is an active collector and conservationist and put great attention towards promotion of arts. The museum was inaugurated by the Ministry of Culture and Education in 1996 and managed by the ARMA Foundation.
The ARMA open stage is the common venue for these scheduled performances where visiting Indonesian and international art troupes also frequently perform. Art workshops available at ARMA extend from Balinese painting lectures, painting classes, traditional gamelan music workshops, to traditional dance, woodcarving and batik courses.
Agung Rai Museum of Art Opening Hours: 09:00 – 18:00 Location: Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud