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Neka Art Museum

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Neka Art Museum offers Ubud’s finest collection of Balinese art curated to provide an overview of the development of the different schools and influences, including the works of foreign artists who have made Bali their home.

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If you know nothing about Balinese painting, then Neka Art Museum is a good place to start, while if you are well versed, you’ll be delighted by the diversity and quality of the works. And if you don’t really like art and have been dragged along by someone who does, the garden’s pretty.

Full Moon Ceremony. Arie Smit. Photo taken in or around Neka Art Museum, Ubud, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Full Moon Ceremony. Arie Smit. Photo: Sally Arnold

This museum is the private collection of local philanthropist, Suteja Neka, son of one of Bali’s most renowned carvers. His interest in collecting art was influenced by friendship with Dutch artists, Rudolf Bonnet (1895–1978) and Arie Smit (1916–2106). The museum was opened in 1982 and continues to inspire and ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,000 words.)

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