National Visual Arts Gallery

National Visual Arts Gallery

National Visual Arts Gallery
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4.0 of 5 bubbles118 reviews
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Trevelyn F
Bundaberg, Australia26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Worth a visit. We spent about 2 hours and enjoyed it very much. Good variety of art. The gallery is free, air-conditioned and plenty of nice lounging areas on each level.
Written 21 May 2024
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MandyP332
Barnstaple, UK92 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
So disappointing. I had an extra night in KL due to the timing of flights. Bored of the hugely expensive shopping mall and tiny park I sought out the National Visual Arts Gallery. Walked there from my hotel in the heat. Thank goodness it is air conditioned. A lot of empty space. Exhibits become more and more sparse as you ascend the building. Plenty of places to sit as chairs and sofas are scattered all through the few exhibits. A couple of good paintings and a few carvings. The toilets are dreary, the cafe is dreary. Don’t waste your time here. The only upside - it’s free so I hadn’t wasted any money!
Written 30 November 2023
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Tien
Singapore, Singapore26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I was expecting it to have a larger collection and there was not that much to see. The main collection (called NUSA if I'm not wrong) is well curated, the narrative has strong research foundations, and the selection of artists is wide and diverse. The environment is cozy and comfortable. I learned a lot more about local artists and narratives in the nation-building process of Malaysia. I find the interactive board at the entrance which shows all the paintings in the main collection quite interesting and fun.
Written 20 July 2023
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium13,385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Glad I came here (in combination with a visit to nearby titiwangsa park), it was definitely worthwhile, well set up displays...also enjoyed the cool air-conditioning here, as outside it was blazing hot...free WiFi and restroom too...oh and did I forget to mention there's no entrance fee?!
Written 23 February 2023
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland7,178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
In April 2023 you will be able to reach the museum by the new subway line. The collections are extensive and interesting showcasing well local art from several decades. Most impressive in the current exhibition was the installation by Red Hong Yi "Once upon a longtang" paying tribute to her vanishing family home in Shanghai.
Written 25 January 2023
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Pham Q
30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Its art so all are personal taste but i found the theme at my visit was very deep in reflecting the problems in Malayan lives and humanity in general.
Written 3 August 2022
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Harrison F. Carter
Auckland, New Zealand12,830 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
We wanted to see the building on a self guided tour whilst in this part of the city. It was good to see and very quiet.
Written 5 September 2020
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Adi Farhan
Penang Island, Malaysia106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
I went here with my other half for Leonardo DaVinci exhibition, it was productive and meaningful visit. I have a great time reading and observing the arts made by local artist.
Written 15 June 2020
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland7,178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The works covering twenty years in the career of Ahmad Fuad Osman are discribed in the brochure as steadily challenging conventional hierarchies, now to the extent that the National Art Gallery itself has censored some of them. A more traditional exhibition concentrates on Malaysian posters, the most famous of which were made by American artist Robert Rauschenberg in 1990 as part of his Overseas Culture Exchange for Visit Malaysia Year. I combine my visit here with Istana Budaya next door and the Titiwangsa lake.
Written 12 March 2020
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BobbyWashington
Portland, OR71 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A free museum that offers visitors an interesting array of galleries that feature innovative, high caliber Malay artists. The space lacks pretention, has terrific English language signage and descriptions of the art and artists, and a serviceable outdoor café space for coffee and snacks. I spent almost 3 hours there on a rainy day, and thoroughly enjoyed the 3 exhibits on display, and a bit of relaxation in the café afterwards. This is a neat little treasure in a sprawling city for art lovers and anyone who just needs a place for a little quiet. Highly recommended.
Written 3 February 2020
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