Museum Rudana Overview

With an aim to combine art and public life, Museum Rudana is a unique humanist art museum, displaying the best of Balinese and rare international art. Witness the artistic richness of the place through its architecture, which reflects the best of Indonesian designs. It also hosts several immersive activities for visitors, including painting lessons, art residencies and exhibitions.

Rudana Art Museum, also known as Museum Rudana, is a museum in Peliatan, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia. It was constructed by Nyoman Rudana in accordance with the Bali humanist philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, in which art contributes to public well-being. More than 400 works of fine paintings and sculptures by diverse Indonesian artists are on display at Museum Rudana. The painting arrangement tries to reflect a stylistic harmony that corresponds to the building's philosophical perspective.  Include this gem in your Bali trip package from India for a truly enriching cultural experience.

Modern Indonesian artists' works are on show on the first and second floors, including Affandi, Basuki Abdullah, Srihadi Soedarsono, Nyoman Gunarsa, and Made Wianta. There are also pieces by post-modern Indonesian painters like Nyoman Erawan and Made Budhiana on display. On the third level, there are works by I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and I Gusti Ketut Kobot, as well as other traditional Balinese masters from Ubud and Batuan.

In tandem with its mission to incorporate art into everyday public life, the Museum Rudana also hosts a series of interactive activities. Painting lessons for everyone, and art workshops designed specifically for children are some of the many programs undertaken here. From time to time, the Museum also hosts art exhibitions. Rudana also rewards its visitors with free collectibles in the form of specially designed tickets and scarves.

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• Explore the history of Balinese and international art as you tour the halls of Museum Rudana, each one holding an exclusive collection.
• Admire the traditional Balinese architecture that went behind the making of the museum, replete with religious statues and sculptures throughout the courtyard.
• Sign up for a painting lesson at the Museum Rudana, honing your skills with a brush under the guidance of traditional Balinese artists.
• Visit one of the many exhibitions held at the Museum to gain better insight into the history of art in Bali.
• Leave for home with a special collectible ticket, and a handwoven scarf offered to visitors at the Museum.

How To Reach

Being located in the Gianyar Residency, the Museum Rudana is well connected to Bali by road. One can either hire a car or a scooter from areas like Ubud or Seminyak to reach the Museum. Alternatively, one can even access the services of the intra-state bus lines.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Museum would be during the morning hours, ideally before midday. The Museum, with its exhibits and its hands-on activities, takes a fair bit of time to explore in its entirety, and arriving early could be the best way to take advantage of all that Museum Rudana has to offer.

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