Semarang Art Galleries

(Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia)

There are several art galleries of note to be found within the city of Semarang, which often showcase the handicrafts and works of local Indonesians. For tourists wishing to see some of the most impressive art works on offer, then both the Gallery Semarang and the Museum Ronggowarsito really are the best places to visit.

The Museum Ronggowarsito is spread across four buildings, with a variety of Javanese art works and cultural exhibits being spread over two floors. Located in the very heart of the city, the Gallery Semarang was founded in 2001 and actively promotes contemporary art in Indonesia.

Museum Ronggowarsito

Address: Jalan Abdurrahman Saleh 1, Semarang, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 024 760 2389
As well as its traditional paintings, historical sculptures, large statues and handicrafts from across Java, the Museum Ronggowarsito is also known for its Indonesian antiquities, inscriptions and numerous photographs, which document past events and moments in history from throughout the country. The museum is actually named after 'Ronggowarsito', who was a prominent poet laureate during the 19th century and wrote much of his poetry at the Kasunanan Palace of Surakarta.
Open hours: Tuesday to Thursday - 08:00 to 14:00, Friday - 08:00 to 11:30, Saturday and Sunday - 08:00 to 12:30
Admission: charge

Gallery Semarang

Address: Jalan Taman Srigunting 5-6, Semarang, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 024 355 2099
Many local, young up-and-coming artists regularly exhibit their stylish, modern canvasses here, throughout the year, meaning that there is always something new to see. The gallery moved location as recently as 2008, and now stands within an area of rich cultural heritage, where it is surrounded by Dutch-influenced colonial architecture.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 15:00
Admission: free

Commercial art galleries in Semarang include the following selection:

Andika Art and Crafts Gallery
Address: Jalan Puri Anjasmoro, Semarang, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 024 760 6123

Gallery Gerbang
Address: Jalan Dr. Wahidin 56, Semarang, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 024 844 7860

Goedang Art and Antique
Address: Jalan Pemuda 37, Semarang, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 024 356 4453

Lia Gallery
Address: Jalan Genade Selatan 2, Semarang, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 024 749 8700

Pandjang Art Shop
Address: Jalan Widoharjo 31, Semarang, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 024 354 1460