The Art Museum Agung Rai in the center of Ubud was opened in 1980 due to the efforts of the Bali collector and benefactor Agung Rai. The Museum was named after this person. The Art Museum Agung Rai is considered one of the most important museums of the island. It forms the idea of Indonesian art, ranging from the middle ages to the beginning of the XXI century.
Besides the permanent exhibition of paintings and engravings, exhibitions of works of famous artists of the Indonesian archipelago and foreign artists, who contributed to the national culture of the country, are held in four halls of the museum. There are rare paintings of local artists and European expatriates (including Italians, Germans, Spaniards and immigrants from Holland), for whom Bali has become the place of creativity, harmony and new discoveries.
Mr. Agung Rai and his wife gradually turned their cozy home with a gorgeous library and a beautiful park into the arts center on the island of Bali.
Local children are here engaged in traditional dances and play musical instruments in the gamelan (traditional Indonesian orchestra). You can see performances by local theatre and folk groups on the open stage of the estate.
There are several workshops of woodcarving and creation of Balinese batik in the Museum.
Annually, the Museum expands and updates its collection with new exhibits and arranges exhibitions of young artists.
09:00 - 18:00
Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 976659
8° 31′ 6.24″ S, 115° 15′ 43.56″ E