Jakarta Art Galleries

(Jakarta, Java, Indonesia)

Balai Seni Rupa (Fine Arts Museum) photographWithin Jakarta are a number of worthy art galleries, such as both the Balai Seni Rupa (Fine Arts Museum) and the Bentara Budaya. The arts scene within Jakarta is especially well developed, with many changing exhibitions being regularly staged across the city.

Each year, the Taman Ismail Marzuki Jakarta Arts Centre on the Jalan Cikini Raya plays host to a multitude of leading related events, including the increasingly popular Art Summit Indonesia each November, which combines the best of contemporary and performing arts. As well as gallery exhibitions, the Art Summit Indonesia features various theatrical events and dance performances at venues around the city centre.

Balai Seni Rupa (Fine Arts Museum)

Address: Jalan Pos Kota 2, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, ID
The Balai Seni Rupa is often better known to tourists as Jakarta's Fine Arts Museum, and dates back some 140 years. Many impressive Indonesian paintings are exhibited here, both historic and modern, depicting all kinds of scenery. Also of interest are the contemporary ceramics within the dedicated 'Museum Keramic' area, along with priceless art works once owned by the former Vice President of Indonesia, Adam Malik (1917 to 1984).
Open hours: Tuesday to Thursday - 09:00 to 14:00, Friday - 09:00 to 11:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 13:00, Sunday - 09:00 to 15:00
Admission: charge

Bentara Budaya Jakarta

Address: Jalan Palmerah Selatan 17, Gelora, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 021 548 3008
Serving as a major cultural centre for the city, the Bentara Budaya Jakarta is located within a historical wooden royalty house, which was relocated to this very spot from the Kudus regency in Central Java. Various art works, including contemporary paintings, statues and Balinese ceramics, are displayed within the rooms of this unusual building, which is around 100 years old and does rather steal the limelight.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

Linda Gallery

Address: Jalan Kemang Raya 46, Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 021 719 0888
The Linda Gallery was founded in 1990 and is dedicated to stylish contemporary art works. Artists from across China, Indonesia and throughout South-East Asia regularly showcase their latest offerings here, with ever-changing exhibitions ensuring that there is always something fresh to come and see. Further branches of this gallery are also located within Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free