The National Art Gallery known locally as the Balai Seni Lukis Negara is one the most fascinating galleries in the whole of South East Asia. It is the rendezvous for the Art lover and takes you to a world where shapes and colours speak volumes. Its modern lay out both outside and inside have drawn to its doors a plethora of visitors. In it you find an array of paintings of varying types and meanings which triggers your deepest thoughts in the most intricate ways.
The National Art Gallery came to life on the 28th of August 1958 under the patronage of Tunku Abdul Rahman-the first Prime Minister of Malaysia. Currently it is located along Jalan Tun Razak and is surrounded by a number of buildings that share a similar vibe. The Gallery has a long history and has walked quite a distance since its inauguration which exhibited just 4 paintings at a rented place in the country’s first house of Parliament. Today the Museum is a well equipped space exhibiting masterworks from all over the world. It has a staggering 2500 pieces of Artwork permanently on display and in addition a number of exclusive pieces that come on and off in the featured showcase. It boasts a floor space of 13000 square meters and the Gallery is segmented to 5 sections; each boasting a unique collection of spectacular art work. Within the Gallery compound one can also find a resource center, an outdoor exhibition area, an administrative center and a creative center for workshops.
The Art Gallery in Kuala Lumpur was set up with the objective to create awareness of the depth of artwork to the public. It is a place where one can fall in love with art, where one can bask in its magic and power. It is a place to create new styles and explore new methods. It is the best place for your most deep rooted connection with art.
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