The idea of the Museum Puri Lukisan ("Palace of painting") belongs to the Ubud Prince Tjokorda Gel Lgu igu Sukavati and to the Dutch artist Rudolf Bonnet. It arose out of a concern that the best works of Balinese art can go to private collections around the world. The paintings by Balinese artists and wooden sculptures from the 30-ies of the XX century to the present day are collected in the Museum funds. The Museum complex with its gardens and ponds is a shady and quiet oasis in the center of Ubud.
It is recommended to all art lovers to visit this Museum. You can learn so much about the visual arts of the island with its specific unique features. The Central part of the Museum is dedicated to the paintings and sculptures, and in the West part, you can see works of artists of such trends as Young Artists, Ubud School and Pengosekan.
In addition to 3 exhibition halls, which can be visited in a couple of hours, you can take Museum courses of traditional art forms: batik painting, wood carving, playing national musical instruments, painting of masks and many others. All this is paid separately from the entrance ticket to the Museum. The cost of the ticket includes the visit to the exhibition halls, a drink and a dessert that can be enjoyed during the excursion to see the Museum masterpieces of art.
Some works presented in the Museum can be purchased. Therefore, there are price tags under the description of works.
Daily: 09:00 – 18:00
Jl. Raya Ubud, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Phone: +62 361 971159
Fax: +62 361 975136
8° 30′ 18.35″ S, 115° 15′ 37″ E
Adult price: Rp. 50,000
Children price: Free (0 - 15 years)