Experience the world’s largest public display of modern Southeast Asian art (over 8,000 items) at the National Gallery Singapore, a brand new visual arts institution located in the Downtown Core of Singapore.
Occupying two of the region’s most iconic heritage buildings – the former Supreme Court Building and City Hall – National Gallery Singapore’s integrated concept space is a world first for a museum. Aiming to provide an appreciation of art and culture through a variety of media, the gallery focuses on Singapore’s heritage and its relationship with other world cultures through Southeast Asian art and international exhibitions.
Ultimately, the Gallery is committed to curating collections that offer insights into art and to inspire appreciation of Singapore’s rich and vibrant heritage. Visitors are invited to join in a wide array of informative programmes including guided tours, seminars and workshops, art demonstrations and film screenings.
Designed by Studio Milou Singapore, National Gallery Singapore has rejuvenated historical spaces by introducing contemporary architecture. Striking design features include a distinctive roof terrace supported by tree-like columns that hosts performances, exhibitions, talks and events. Visitors can also dine at one of several restaurants or cafés and enjoy spectacular views of the city skyline at one of the rooftop bars.
Current exhibitions include ‘Siapa Nama Kamu?’ meaning ‘What is your name?’ and invites visitors to consider how art may relate to issues of self and community and what it means to look at Singapore through its art. Elsewhere, art lovers can view the work of Chinese ink master Wu Guanzhong whose career spans over 50 years.
Article by Quintessentially