Hong Kong Museum of Art

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Hong Kong Museum of Art
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Established in 1962, HKMoA is the first public art museum in the city, now custodian of an art collection of over 17,000 items, representing the unique cultural legacy of Hong Kong's connection across the globe. By curating a wide world of contrasts, from old to new, Chinese to Western, local to international, with a Hong Kong viewpoint, we aspire to refreshing ways of looking at tradition and making art relevant to everyone, creating new experiences and understanding.
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Neighbourhood: Tsim Sha Tsui
Tsim Sha Tsui is one of the major tourist and shopping areas of Hong Kong. With a high concentration of hotels, retail shops and commercial offices – it’s a busy and bustling neighbourhood that never sleeps. On the surface, Tsim Sha Tsui seems to only feature an abundant number of high-end retail stores selling designer brands and jewelry, owing to its popularity with high-budget shopping tours. However, it also contains a diverse range of attractions for the entire family. Whether taking a walk in Kowloon Park, exploring museums, going shopping or grabbing a bite to eat – Tsim Sha Tsui has something for everyone.
How to get there
  • East Tsim Sha Tsui • 4 min walk
  • Tsim Sha Tsui • 6 min walk
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305 reviews
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United Kingdom5,242 contributions
Jun 2021
Entry to the main gallery is free and even though it’s a relatively small gallery compared to those in other international cities, it's well worth visiting, not least because it regularly hosts excellent international exhibitions.
Right now, they are hosting ‘Mythologies - Surrealism & Beyond’, featuring works by Salvador Dali, Picasso, Joan Miro, Max Ernst and Jackson Pollock. Over 100 works have been shipped out from Paris on loan from the Pompidou Centre and will be in Hong Kong until 15th September.
The works range from bizarre to dreamy, right through to disturbing and plain weird. I don't think I’m alone in finding some of the Surrealist works difficult to interpret. However the gallery has provided good information throughout and a free booklet with glossy copies of the works. Audio guides are also available. They do a good job of providing material to help kids enjoy the gallery too and you can pick up various free brochures near the ticket counter.
An added bonus for tourists are the long galleries with floor to ceiling glass where you get one of the best views across the water towards the HK city skyline. It is worth coming here for the view alone.
NOTE: Entry to the gallery is free but the Surrealist exhibition is $30HKD.
Written 6 July 2021
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Hong Kong, China142,253 contributions
Jun 2021
The Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMOA) is presently holding a special exhibition called Mythologies: Surrealism and Beyond featuring masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou (Paris). We visited recently and very much enjoyed this particular exhibition, a rare opportunity here in Hong Kong to dive into the world of the Surrealism art genre, learning about some of the key players and seeing beautiful works of art from that 20th century time period.

Note: Museum opening hours continue to adjust as we slowly make our way through the pandemic. Presently, they are open from 10am to 6pm (Fridays to Wednesdays), closed on Thursdays. The museum main exhibits are free to visit and explore. However, feature exhibitions like the Mythologies: Surrealism and Beyond usually come with a modest entry fee (HK$30 per adult).

We found this exhibition to be well curated. There is a nice mix of artworks, a few films from the period, including the classic 1930 film - The Golden Age (L'Age D'or) which is well worth watching on YouTube in full length if you want to see beautiful sets and enjoy the odd nature of Surrealism films from that time period. You will also be able to enjoy works of art by Dali, Chirico, Magritte, Picabia, Masson, Brauner, Ernst, Pollock and a few others. There are a couple interpretive and visual art representations created by modern day Hong Kong artists that wrap up the Surrealism exhibition quite nicely.

You can download a free audio that describes 14 works within the exhibition. The website exhibition brochure can also be downloaded from the HKMOA website in advance. Colour brochure packs are available as well at the exhibition gallery.

Overall, lighting isn't always great for taking pictures of the works of art at this exhibition. Otherwise, they did a really nice job bringing the Surrealism art movement to Hong Kong. This is a really good collaborated exhibition with Centre Pompidou, one well worth visiting if you have interest in the art world. The exhibition will continue until 15 Sept 2021.
Written 12 June 2021
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Hong Kong, China142,253 contributions
Feb 2021
The Hong Kong Museum of Art (HKMOA) was closed for nearly 3 months due to the 4th wave of the Covid-19 pandemic here locally. However, it recently reopened (19 Feb 2021) with Special Opening Arrangements including the limiting entry numbers and opening hours to 10am to 5pm daily.

With HKMOA reopened now, visitors have opportunity to experience the Botticelli and His Times exhibition (HK$30 per person) which includes 42 works from The Uffizi Galleries in Florence, Italy before the revised exhibition end date of 10 March 2021. This is an extremely rare opportunity to view collection of works by Old Masters of Italian Renaissance art, something we are lucky to have in Hong Kong in 2021.

We managed to visit recently and found the Botticelli exhibition to be very good. The exhibition features artworks of Sandro Botticelli, Filippo Lippi and contemporaries who shaped the cultural movement of the Renaissance art scene in Florence during the 15th-16th centuries. It is well curated with the artworks arranged in logical manner through 6 gallery rooms. Lighting is understandably low to protect the works but good enough for photographs. The more important paintings include written summaries (English and Chinese) and there is a free downloadable audio guide which covers around 15 of the highlight works as well.

Overall, we were very pleased with the HKMOA's Botticelli and His Times exhibition. We visited leisurely and spent an hour and 45 minutes at the exhibition, finding it an impressive follow up to the 2020 Turner to Hockley Sense of Space exhibition, which celebrated the long awaited reopening of the museum. That is two solid exhibitions of western art history and reason to be excited about the future might hold for important art showings at HKMOA.

Note: The permanent exhibitions at HKMOA provide another 2-3 hours worth of rewarding art viewing opportunities. There are usually 2-3 other temporary exhibitions that are on display as well. These are usually free to visit and experience. You can find details on the museum website.
Written 27 February 2021
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United Kingdom5,242 contributions
Feb 2021
The current Botticelli exhibition, on loan from the Uffizzi, is brilliant. There are 7 Botticelli works, including The Adoration of the Magi, and over 40 works by masters such as Filippo Lippi.
If you can, avoid going on a weekend. I tried to go on a Sunday but the queue snaked down the side of the building and around the corner towards the harbour and most disappointingly, it did not appear to move much. I gave up and changed plans and went on Monday instead. What a difference a day makes. I virtually walked straight in and was able to enjoy the exhibition in a leisurely way and linger over paintings, without feeling the pressure to move on from the most popular works.
The exhibition is well supported with information in each room, a booklet and an audio guide (although I didn't use the audio guide). There are 7 rooms and the works are grouped by subject - 'The Protagonists', 'Madonna and Child', 'Saints', Sacred Scenes', 'Secular Stories' and 'Portraits'.
If you are taking children, there are cards in each room that kids can collect. The questions on the back of each card are useful in helping prompt kids to reflect on what they are seeing. There is also a colourful activities area in the final room.
Before you leave, pop into the Modern Hong Kong Art exhibition (also on level 2) and look out for the work by Douglas Bland, ‘Six Rocks’. He uses fragments of several Botticelli paintings, including Birth of Venus and Primavera, in a collage which creates a very different effect to the Botticelli works you will have just looked at. It’s an interesting comparison.
NOTES: The exhibition is open until 10th March and entry is $30.
Written 23 February 2021
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Hong Kong, China296 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family

Don’t expect the Tate or MoMA, and one is thankful that a city as prosperous as HongKong finally has put together a place closer to the other art museums in major cities.

There are many gems, the Chinese ceramics and art pieces from 3000 BC to Qing dynasty.

Chinese art giants from the past century include but are not limited to Wu GuanZhong, Zao WouKi and Chang DaiChien are featured .

One and one’s family can spend a delightful afternoon in this easy to access museum . There is art in motion outside the Museum too ie the beautiful Victoria Harbour framed by the famous Skyline.

Thank you to the private donors making the Collection interesting .
Written 21 February 2021
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Hong Kong, China174 contributions
Oct 2020
Hong Kong museum of art was renovated for awhile. Now it’s finally open again with a lot of local great art. Definitely come to visit frequently
Written 10 October 2020
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Hong Kong, China7 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
The staff is amazing, since the entrance made my experience felt like T home, cozy and warm. Very polite and mindful.

The interiors itself r very nice
Written 4 October 2020
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Hong Kong, China503 contributions
Jul 2020
The HKMA has undergone a major renovation and is a better space, with a much better range of exhibits and exhibitions. Very much recommend a visit, even (or perhaps especially) if your live in Hong Kong.
Written 10 September 2020
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Hong Kong, China2,643 contributions
Jun 2020
Finally reopened after a few years spent in a major renovation. Exhibition space nearly doubled, so there were multiple special exhibitions going on in addition to the permanent exhibitions when I visited. Well worth a visit, but check the visiting rules before you go until Covid-19 subsides.
Written 8 August 2020
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Hong Kong, China3,915 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
...to HK’s list of attractions. Its re-opening can be seen to be eminently needed too, given the paucity of world class galleries in the city. The permanent and temporary exhibitions were all really interesting, some absolutely fantastic single pieces and collections.
Written 1 July 2020
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