Petronas Art Gallery (Galeri Petronas)

A great contemporary arts venue

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What we say: 4 stars

After the National Gallery, this is the best place to see contemporary art in KL.

As well as offering a showcase for Malaysian and international artists, Galeri Petronas (10:00-18:00, Tues-Sun; free admission) also runs a wide range of educational programmes to boost the understanding and appreciation of art.

Owned and managed by Petronas, the cash-rich national oil company, the gallery is also a major buyer of contemporary art, as well a sponsor of local artists.

The convenient location in Suria KLCC is another factor in its favour. The only problem is with the website, which seems to have a permanent problem. For the latest information, it's best to access the Facebook page.

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Level 3, Suria KLCC, Jalan Ampang, KLCC
http://www.facebook.com/pages/GALERI-PETRONAS/209794629088791
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00, Tues-Sun
Last updated: 31st May, 2012

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  • Interesting if a good exhibition is on

    25th March, 2014

    The gallery is on the 3rd floor of the Suria Shopping Mall. There is also nice ceramic/pottery and art shops on the the same floor that are worth checking out to see some quality local artwork (no garish miniature Petronas Towers to be found here!).

    The Petronas Gallery was very quiet when I arrived - I had the place to myself. There was an interesting German/European exhibition on when I was there of ''new meets old'' - a blend of traditional and modern contempory furniture design.

    It was something a bit different - but obviously the experience that you have depends on what exhibition is currently on show. There is also an art resource centre for the particularly arty folks.

    Petronas Art Gallery (Galeri Petronas) reviewed by busylizzy (6)
    Written on 25th March, 2014, rated 4 out of 5. Visited here in March, 2014

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