About Museum Rudana

Enjoy a visit to the Museum Rudana, also known as the Rudana Art Museum, located in the Gianyar Regency of Bali. Constructed by Nyoman Rudana according to the Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, this museum is home to some of the most exclusive collections of Balinese as well as international works of art in the region.

Boasting of housing over 400 works of amazing paintings as well as sculptures and other forms of art, the Museum Rudana & Rudana Fine Art Gallery also offers visitors a chance to learn the art right from the traditional Balinese artists. It is also a great place to gain insights about the development and significance of art not just in Bali, but in the rest of Indonesia as well.

Spread across several floors, Museum Rudana Ubud is also the abode of works by Affandi, Basuki Abdullah, Srihadi Soedarsono, Nyoman Gunarsa and Made Wianta. You will also find the works of I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and I Gusti Ketut Kobot, among other Balinese art masters.

Vision & Mission of Museum Rudana

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Global Social Vision for Global Peace

In a world full of violence and hatred, Museum Rudana believes that art can be a powerful tool for promoting peace and understanding. The museum's Global Social Vision for Global Peace seeks to use the arts to promote peace and understanding across cultures. The initiative includes a number of programs and projects that aim to achieve the goal. Museum Rudana believes that by working together, we can make the world a more peaceful and tolerant place.

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Total Spiritual Diplomacy

The vision of Museum Rudana for Total or Global Spiritual Diplomacy is to be a force for peace and understanding in the world by promoting respect and dialogue among the world's religions and cultures. The museum works to foster this goal by promoting education and scholarships, and by hosting exhibitions, conferences, and other events that promote religious and cultural understanding. The most common way that they have made an effort to promote this is by offering visitors an exclusive scarf as a symbol of purity and holiness, when they purchase a ticket to enter the museum.

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Global Environmental Vision for Global Warming

Museum Rudana's Global Environmental Vision for Global Warming is to raise awareness of the causes and effects of climate change, and to promote sustainable development and resilience to climate change. The exhibitions and programs in Museum Rudana & Rudana Fine Art Gallery are designed to educate visitors about the science of climate change and the importance of taking action to mitigate its effects. The museum also showcases innovative solutions to climate change and inspires visitors to take action in their own lives. From conserving energy by not using air conditioning, to regulating the use of lighting in the main exhibition space, the museum itself has taken many such measures to showcase their efforts towards reducing the ill-effects of global warming.

Art Galleries of Museum Rudana

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Rudana Fine Art Gallery

Said to be the most comprehensive fine art gallery in all of Bali, the Museum Rudana & Rudana Fine Art Gallery houses a collection of more than 8000 works of art. It dates back to 1974, and is home to masterpieces by famed Balinese as well as international artists, including I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, I Gusti Ketut Kobot, Rudolf Bonnet, Antonio Blanco as well as Arie Smith, among others.

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Genta Fine Art Gallery

Built in a beautiful blend of modern as well as traditional elements of the Balinese style of architecture, the Genta Fine Art Gallery is another one of the popular galleries within the Museum Rudana Ubud. The gallery showcases a wide range of contemporary and traditional art from Indonesia and around the world including paintings, sculptures, and other works by some of the country's most famous artists.

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Galeri Candi

Said to be a subsidiary of Museum Rudana, Galeri Candi aims to help the aspiring artists from Indonesia and abroad learn and make their very own piece of artwork. It also offers visitors and art connoisseurs a chance to view the works of artists such as Srihadi Soedarsono, Nyoman Gunarsa, Made Wianta, Ida Bagus Indra and more.

History of Museum Rudana

Museum Rudana is one of the most important museums in Bali, Indonesia. The museum is located in the village of Blahbatuh, near the town of Gianyar. This museum has had a rather humble birth, with it serving as a small art gallery in the town, where friends and family of Nyoman Rudana would come and admire his collection of artworks. However, with time, the number of visitors increased exponentially.

It was then, in 1995, that Rudana founded the museum, which came to be known as Museum Rudana & Rudana Fine Art Gallery. The museum houses a collection of over 1,000 paintings, sculptures and other artifacts, ranging from the prehistoric to the contemporary period. It is also home to a library and archives, which contain a wealth of information on the history and culture of Bali.

Visitors to the museum can also take part in art programmes such as fine art workshops, competitions and other activities, all while learning about the history and the subsequent development of Balinese as well as Indonesian arts.

Essential Information

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Opening HoursMuseum Rudana is open from 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. on all days of the week.

Location:Museum Rudana is located at: F7CC+4FQ, Jl. Cok Rai Pudak, Peliatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia.

How to Reach:- By Car: You can avail a car or taxi ride to get to Museum Rudana from different parts of Bali, as the museum is well connected to the city by road.

  • By Bus: You can also enjoy a ride on one of the many intra-state bus lines from Ubud, Seminyak or other regions and reach the museum.

Best Time to Visit:The best time to visit Museum Rudana is during the morning hours, when the museum opens for the day. This is when you can explore the museum without a lot of crowds, marvel at the artworks and exhibits and even get a chance to speak to the authorities or take part in the different activities here.

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