National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur
The National Art Gallery building’s unique structure, combining a blend of slate, tinted glass and a striking metallic roof, houses five galleries including a creative gallery and workshop, a resource centre, an auditorium and the gallery’s administrative centre. The National Art Gallery has a permanent collection of work by contemporary Malaysian astists, and rotating exibitions of Asian and international art, including photography.
The new art gallery building combines traditional design with modern lines much like many of the new Malaysian buildings put up over the last two decades beginning with the Dayabumi Complex.
Built with aesthetics and functionality in mind, the art gallery creates a space for the preservation, development, exploration and experimentation of the various facts of art in Malaysia. It is a centre for cultural items, art and crafts.
Open: 10am – 6pm daily (closed on Friday from 12:45-2.45 pm)
Both the National Art Gallery and National Theatre are located outside the Lake Titiwangsa Gardens, north of the city center.
Take any Len Seng-operated bus from Lebuh Ampang or from along Jl Raja Laut and get off at the hospital stop.