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Fine Arts Museum

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Address: 181 Chungshan North Road, Taipei, Taiwan
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+886 2 2595 7656
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09:30 - 17:30
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Sun 09:30 - 17:30
Tue - Fri 09:30 - 17:30
Sat 09:30 - 20:30
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The twentieth-century collection housed at this art museum nestles...

The twentieth-century collection housed at this art museum nestles chronologically between the ancient works in the National Palace Museum and the new works in the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

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The most interesting part of the visit is the building itself as it has large and spacious interior. However the art collection is minimal and quite boring, unless if you are into... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
John L
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El Dorado Hills, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There were four exhibits that I went through: Faint Light, Dark Shadows, Riverrun, KAO Tsan-Hsing Retrospective Exhibition and one other. The light and shadow exhibit featured several artists covering a wide range of themes. In particular were the picture cubes which showed a different picture from each angle, and a series of exhibits featuring pairs of prisoners chained together.

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Thank Tim L
Ballarat, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Poor non-local language commentary, including some which seems to carry ideological content. Displays on the day we visited were not to our taste.

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Thank Georges3350
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe this fine building is wasted on exhibits I saw. Not worth the train ride. No more to say.

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Tel Aviv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful structure. vast halls, art in painting, metal, photography, can become a world leader. Check out the story house outside the main gate.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I admit I'm a Philistine when it comes to modern art - the exhibits in this museum left me totally bored. There were only 3 good things about this visit - it was Saturday and admission was free, it was warmer inside than out, and there was a nice view of the Grand Hotel. If you enjoy modern art, don't... More 

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Thank LindsayMann
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Well coordinated and well presented with great staff and the usual friendly feeling that one comes quickly this wonderful city. Politeness seems to be in the very heart of these people. Blown away by the art and various South African contributors .

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Thank John S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great collection of works of art, variety of styles, mediums, even if you are not an art lover - it still gives you plenty of knowledge about Taiwanese culture and society. Fully recommended!

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Thank Kamila C
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Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The most interesting part of the visit is the building itself as it has large and spacious interior. However the art collection is minimal and quite boring, unless if you are into art kind of person.

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Thank John L
Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

At the time of writing, the Taipei Biennial is underway. This museum is host to some interesting exhibitions, including a retrospective of Wang Hsin's photography going back many decades. I loved Tiffany Chung's personal work re-counting her father's capture by the North Vietnamese (yes, ladies and gents, the "ROCs" were fighting alongside the Americans and Australians in Indochina in the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

It had quite a lot of art pieces and it is located near a subway station, so it is easy to navigate around. It has a range of different exhibitions going on and there are some spacious area for a rest.

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