Indonesia National Gallery is an art museum institution and center for modern and contemporary art which aims at protecting, developing, making proper use of artworks as a cultural-education facility and recreation, as well as a media for the development of creativity and art appreciation.
This institution was officially opened on 8th May 1999.
It is now under the Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic of Indonesia. It is located in the centre of the capital city of Indonesia, close from the National Monument, National Museum, National Library, Presidential Palace, Istiqlal Mosque, Emmanuel Church and Gambir Train Station.
Its address is a Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur No.14, Central Jakarta.
Nestled in a historic building, the national gallery of Indonesia offers a peek into the history of modern and contemporary art in the country.
It’s free to enter, so you can come back for return visits if you find your time there too short.
Start by glancing through a visual timeline of Indonesia’s art history, and make your way to exhibitions spotlighting the works of local and international artists in sculptures, paintings, ceramics, photographs, and more.
Besides the permanent displays, you’ll also find limited edition runs with rare artworks such as the collection of paintings from the presidential palace.
Indonesia National Gallery collects, acquires and exhibits artworks such as: paintings, sketche s, graphics, sculptures, ceramics, photography,crafts, and installation art.
Some are works by: Raden saleh, Hendra Gunawan, Affandi, S. Sudjojono, Basoeki Abdullah, Barli Sasmitawinata, Trubus, popo Iskandar, Ahmad Sadali, Nashar, Sujana Kerton, H. Widayat, Abas Alibasyah, Wassily Kadinsky, (Russia), Hans Hartung (Germany), Victor Vasaarely (Hungary), Sonia Delauney (Ukraine), Pierre Saulages (France), Zao wou ki (China), as well as artworks from Sudan, India, Peru, Cuba, Vietnam, Myanmar, etc.
The Indonesia National Gallery hold activities such as exhibitions (permanent, temporary, travelling), preservation (conservation, restoration, documentation), seminars, festivals, competitions, all of which are related to the effort of increasing the understanding, skill and appreciation of visual art.
Location : Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur No. 14, Jakarta Pusat.