Museum Puri Lukisan, Ubud

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Pay a visit to Museum Puri Lukisan, the oldest art museum in Bali. Specializing in modern Balinese paintings and wood carvings, the collection here provides a fine introduction to the island's artistic heritage and social history. With many powerful pieces focusing on the War of Independence, the gallery offers a running commentary on political and cultural flashpoints and their fallout, as well as the development of aesthetic considerations. See the stylistic conversations between artists of different schools played out in the well-arranged exhibits, and admire the contrasts and similarities that come with different eras, mindsets, and personalities. Our Ubud tour itinerary planner makes visiting Museum Puri Lukisan and other Ubud attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This museum is one of Ubud's most famous museums, located a 5-minute walk from the Royal Palace of Ubud. The museum is divided into three exhibition buildings, and Balinese art is displayed chronologically. It seems that the officials of the Royal Palace are involved in the founding of everything, and Puri Luxane means an excellent palace of art in Indonesian. It is a quiet environment unlike outside the site, and there are not many people, and you can watch it carefully as much as time allows.
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  • There are a lot of pictures here. They make a point of discussing stylistic differences and the development of art over the eras. Quite a few paintings were individually interesting. Some of the reall...  more »
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  • A beautiful collection of traditional art spanning over multiple eras of Balinese history. 150000 rupiah to enter, which seems steep but is well worth it. The pre war art was my personal favourite, but the modern collection is definitely worth a look as it touches on western influence within Bali.
  • Love this museum of Balinese art set amongst gardens, ponds and moss covered stone carvings. Some artifacts include little stories explaining the legends which I really enjoyed reading. A peaceful way to spend couple of hours in Ubud. Ticket includes refreshments in the cafe.
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