Neka Art Museum

Ubud | 80571 Ubud

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  • Culture & Art : Museum
  • In the Air
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  • We speak : Eng., Indon.
  • Suitable for : Individuals, Couples, Small Groups, Kids & Families, Large Groups / Outings
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  • Price Adults : from USD7.00
  • Payment Options : Cash

Adult from USD7.00

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Opening Hours

  • 01. Jan – 31. Dec

  • Mo-Su:
    09:00 - 17:00

Neka Art Museum

Neka Art Museum is a home for the finest collections of art on the island, it was founded in 1976 by former school teacher Suteja Neka, one of Indonesia's foremost art connoisseurs. The collection is housed within several Balinese-style buildings set amid gardens. Nearly 400 artworks are chronologically displayed and well-documented with descriptive labels in English (and Japanese), providing an excellent background to the development of painting in Bali. The multilingual staff is both friendly and knowledgeable.

In 1982 Suteja Neka decided to open the Neka Ubud Museum to showcase his collection of paintings and other art objects like keris and sculptures from various places all over Indonesia. Suteja Neka is known as one of the pioneers or initiators of Balinese Fine Arts. His artwork is pretty musch influenced by international artists who ever lived in Bali, such as Rudolf Bonnet (Netherlands) and Walter Spies (Germany).

The building of Ubud Neka Museum was designed with unique Balinese architectural style and it is still very well maintained until now. The collection of paintings at the Neka Ubud Museum is increasing. There are more than 300 paintings that have become collections of the Neka Ubud Museum, which are made by Indonesian artists and international artists. One of the most famous collections kept at the Neka Ubud Museum is the painting by Indonesian painter maestro Affandi. He is known as one of the Indonesia's legendary expressionist painters. Affandi's paintings that are stored in the Neka Museum are Barong & Rangda Dance made on 1973 and fishing boat paintings made on 1975. Another most visited painting collection is entitled Dancers, made on 1990 by Bagong Kussudiardjo, who were well recognized not only as a painter, but also a choreographer in Indonesia.

Collections of keris from various regions in Indonesia are also displayed at Neka Museum. The most important collection of keris stored in this museum is the one that originated from the Balinese royal era which believed to have magical powers, for example the Ki Baju Chain which was found at Puri Karangasem and the Ki Gajah keris Plots from Kanginan Singaraja Castle on the north coast of Bali . Not only stored well in the museum, but certain rituals are also routinely held, especially during Hari Raya Tumpak Landep.



Neka Art Museum
Area: Ubud
Jalan Raya Sanggingan Campuhan, Kedewatan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
80571 Ubud Bali

(0361) 975074

Neka Art Museum