Five Must Visit Museums in Ubud Indonesia

Blanco Renaissance Museum

Famous for his fantasy portraits of Beautiful Women, Anotonio Blanco, was captivated by the Island of Bali. Take a stroll throughout the gardens of the Blanco museum and you will witness women wondering the garden in traditional Balinese dress carrying flower and palm leaf offerings.

Inside, a stunning unfinished piece of work still stands in the artists undisturbed studio. A rare glimpse into Balinese life, the museum features a gallery of the works of Antonio Blanco. Witness the studio and gardens and refresh in the museum cafe. Don’t forget to take a memento with you as the gift shop offers handmade artifacts and lithographs available for purchase.

Museum Puri Lukisan

Ubud’s first museum, the Museum Puri Lukisan features treasures of Balinese art. Encompassing works of brahman artists to sanur paintings the works display the varied styles of Balinese art. Exhibitions feature paintings, old master drawings, wood carvings and much more.

If time allows the museum offers workshops that will be an experience you are sure to remember, offering includes traditional arts as painting, wood carving, flute playing, shadow puppets and dance. Be sure to visit the Museum Puri Lukisan on your next trip to Ubud.

Neka Art Museum

Suteja Neka, a Balinese teacher, was a collector of Balinese art that was inspired by the Balinese people, culture and natural beauty. The Neka Art Museum highlights the history and development of Balinese culture and artworks from around the world that are inspired by natural beauty.

The Neka Art Museum provides a sense of worlds past, present and future. The museum features historical paintings as well as works of art by contemporary artists.

ARMA (Agung Rai Museum of Art)

A balance between man and environment, the ARMA is a blend of art, architecture, lifestyle and culture. The museum features traditional Balinese paintings as well as modern Indonesian paintings and foreign works of art. ARMA is situated among six hectares of exquisite Balinese gardens.

The environment is elegant, tranquil and serene. More than a Museum ARMA is a resort and offers visitors a restaurant featuring iced tea and Balinese cuisine. Further your cultural immersion by joining one of the workshops, classes, or indulging in their spa therapy.

The Rudana

Developed with a comprehensive paradigm, Rudana Museum was developed to incorporate the profane philosophy (holy) where each building

symbolizes human devotion to God the mighty Creator.

The profane spatial structure was created by its Founder, Nyoman Rudana with the concept of Tri Hita Karana. A spirit of Unity in Diversity accompany the smiles at Rudana.

The Rudana fine art gallery is the most comprehensive fine art gallery in Bali and is a must visit. The collection contains over 8,000 impressive art works. Take painting lessons from museum artists or stroll the serenity of the grounds.