The Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)was officially opened by Indonesian Minister for Education and Culture on 9 June 1996. However, it is already alive with activities.
ARMA is more than meuseum. it is a center for visual and performing arts, and provides opportunities for the visitor to enjoy the painting exhibits,theater performances at Open Stage,dance and music classes,painting workshops,Bookshop,library and reading room,fine food at the two restaurants,Kokokan Club Thai Retsurant and Cafe ARMA,and light refreshments at the Warung Kopi coffee shop situated next to the surrounding ricefields. Conferences,Seminars and training programmes will also be held at ARMA. Accommodation is available for visitors at Puri Indah Hotel which is located on the grounds of ARMA.
The meuseum is made up of a series of buildings which are designed in Balinese style,though on a grander style than traditional Balinese architecture. It could be called "monumental" Balinese style. Local materials have been used wherever possible. The two main buildings measure 3300 square metres (two storey) and 1200 square metres. The gardens, ponds and fountains are a major feature of the landscaping,as are the vistas to the surrounding ricefields. The Open Stage will be the venue for exciting theatre performances of both Balinese theatre and visiting groups from other parts of Indonesia and overseas.
There will be a permanent exhibition of paintings by Balinese,Indonesian and foreign artists. The permanent exhibition is made up of the paintings from the special collection of Agung Rai. The paintings range from traditional to contemporary.
There will also be changing exhibitions by both Indonesian and foreign artists. These exhibitions will include painting, textiles,photography,installations and sculpture, with greater emphasis on contemporary art.
The agung Rai Museum of Art will be administered by ARMA foundation which was set up on 13 May 1996.
|Exhibition Center||Open Stage||Study Options|
|Library&Book Shop||Hospitality||Conference Center|
|Agun Rai Fine Art Gallery|