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National Visual Arts Gallery

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Address: 2 Jalan Temerloh, Kuala Lumpur 53200, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 3-4025 4990
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This is one of the lesser - visited of Kuala Lumpur's attractions. The simple reason is that it is kind of out of the way from the city's other main attractions. The other reason... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 May 2016
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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Until March 2017, certain floors are closed for renovation. Due to this, no entrance fee was charged during my visit in September 2016. There were some interesting paintings from local artistes but the gallery needs more varieties and more collections for repeat visitors. Perhaps, it would be much better if there were some stories/descriptions of the paintings and artistes rather... More 

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Thank HemiSemi L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

There is some renovation here. There are fine pieces but the variety is not enough. Lighting is somehow creating reflection of oil painting at which you cannot see the details. Exhibition regarding Kelantan is thought provoking with touring of one of the creator. Hope for better exhibits next time.

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Thank Wanchyn C
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

This is one of the lesser - visited of Kuala Lumpur's attractions. The simple reason is that it is kind of out of the way from the city's other main attractions. The other reason is that there is no subway station near and the road outside is very jammed during weekdays. This place has very well - curated rotating exhibitions.... More 

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Thank pianocello
Putrajaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

National Visual Arts Gallery is located next to Istana Budaya and it is accesible via KL Hop-On Hop-Off bus. Different exhibition takes place in the gallery from time to time and the current exhibition running there is "Mapping".

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We went to this place because unplaned after the Bato caves. We were surprised to see it empty of visitors. The permanent exhibition is actually good. And you get to see some good paintings of local artists influenced by French art. The contemporary exhibition that was there temporary (first floor) was interesting, although some exhibits were si-saw.... Free entrance.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

There is some renovation here. There are fine pieces but the variety is not enough. Lighting is somehow creating reflection of oil painting at which you cannot see the details. Exhibition regarding Kelantan is thought provoking with touring of one of the creator. Hope for better exhibits next time.

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Thank Wanchyn C
Ampang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

for people like me, i cant afford to buy any art piece, so once a month I come here to view all the beautiful art. I really love interior architecture of this building.Very modern design. There is cafe near the entrance. Price of food that very affordable for the locals.

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Thank cik_lena
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Having being in many art galleries and museum in other countries, this one certainly shows some signs of neglect. Was greeted by an interesting live drawing art by an artist painting with a pen and he's on 960m of 1km long drawing art scroll. That was interesting. The rest of the exhibits were not exciting and lacks variety.

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Thank Flying3097
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

this is an Excellent view, it carry on the Malaysian National sign, all visitors can visit in there.

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Thank gsatimessquare
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

A must do if you love art as I do. The exposition was beautiful. I loved the lighting enhancing the viewing.

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