Indonesia’s capital city has been brimming with museums and exhibits across the board for awhile now.
Jakarta got arts and culture centers, noteworthy galleries, and special interest spaces showcasing exhibitions on fine art, modern art, history, heritage, finance, textiles, and even shipping.
Many of the larger ones are housed in regal buildings from the colonial era – which make for quite the impressive sight on their own – with a few newer contemporaries that stand out for their sleek structures.
Initially known as Mon Décor Gallery when it opened in 1983, this institution is one of the scene’s pioneers and has grown to become a rather respected name in the city over the years.
In 2011, it reinvented its fine art gallery concept and transformed into a museum to showcase the works it collected over the decades.
Now, ART:1 displays a revolving line-up of original pieces by modern Indonesian masters, emerging talents, and international artists.
It also contributes to art restoration, conservation, and appraisal, with a regular program of art seminars, discussions, and workshops.
Location : Jl. Rajawali Selatan Raya No. 3.
Open : Tues-Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 4 pm.
Ticket price :
Rp 100,000 (US$7) for general,
Rp 150,000 (US$10) for foreigners,
Rp 75,000 (US$5) for students,
Rp 50,000 (US$3) for children under 12