Take in the region’s newest and largest museum of modern Singapore and Southeast Asian art housed within two of Singapore’s awe-inspiring national monuments.
The latest jewel in Singapore's art crown, the National Gallery Singapore is a visual arts institution housing an unparalleled collection of modern Singapore and Southeast Asian art. Dedicated to curating a collection that will provide insights into the unique art, heritage and history of the region, this is a must-visit destination in Singapore.
Extensive Singapore and Southeast Asian art
The Gallery showcases more than 8,000 pieces from Singapore’s National Collection, making it one of the world’s largest and most invaluable public collections of Singapore and Southeast Asian modern art from the 19th century to the present day. The focus of the National Gallery Singapore is to provide a unique experience of art and to inspire international appreciation of our rich history and heritage.
The Gallery features a comprehensive representation of Singapore art, including important paintings and works by major Singaporean artists including Georgette Chen, Chen Chong Swee, Chen Wen Hsi, Cheong Soo Pieng and Liu Kang. The collection also showcases significant artworks by top Southeast Asian artists including Raden Saleh (Indonesia), Latiff Mohidin (Malaysia), Montien Boonma (Thailand), U Ba Nyan (Myanmar), Nguyen Gia Tri (Vietnam), Svay Ken (Cambodia) and Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (the Philippines).
Expect to experience a variety of enlightening programmes including guided tours, artist talks, conversations with curators and lecture series to gain deeper insights into the exhibition in a different light. Families and students will also get to experience the region’s very first dedicated art education centre and immerse themselves in a creative learning environment with a range of artful and active learning programmes and activities.
Where history meets modernity
The National Gallery Singapore is fittingly located in the heart of the Civic District, at the City Hall and the former Supreme Court—two iconic buildings that have played a monumental role in Singapore's history. Utmost care has been taken to ensure that preservation guidelines for these two national monuments are being upheld even as they are being remodelled to become a state-of-the-art museum for the public. At 64,000 square metres, this is the largest visual arts venue in Singapore and one of the largest in the region.