The Art Center is consisted of a museum, gallery and stages, it is also the place where the summer art festival, known as the Bali Art Festival takes place each year. The annual festival is regularly held from mid-June to mid-July where you can enjoy contests, clothes, dance, drama, sendratari performances, music, woodcarving, metalwork, and food. You can also watch art events, hand crafts exhibits, and the Ramayana Ballet.
A new museum officially opened in 9 June 1996 by the owner and arts collector Agung Rai. The collection varies from Balinese classics to modern art. Not only a museum, the facility offers special temporary exhibitions, theatre performances, dance, music, and painting classes, bookshop, library and reading room, cultural workshops, seminars and training programs in its 7hectar property. A place you will not regret to visit.
The oldest and biggest museum in Ubud, opened in 1982 and is named after a Balinese teacher Suteja Neka who collected paintings as a means of artistic documentation. There are 7 exhibition rooms, with various collections of classic, modern and works from overseas tidily displayed. You can see works of artist such as Walter Spies (German), Rudolf Bonnet (Dutch), Arie Smit (Dutch), who’s works gave big influence to Balinese art.
Blanco is a Spanish artist who came to Bali in 1952 and married a popular traditional Balinese dancer named Ni Ronji in 1953. From his appearance he goes by “Dali of Bali”. The museum was previously used as his gallery and atelier, and the interior decorations here are well expressing his personal taste. Many paintings including paintings of his wife’s are exhibited.