|Places of Interest||Ubud Painting Museum|
Puri Lukisan Museum is a painting museum designed with Balinese traditional architecture that is integrated with pure nature and atmosphere of Ubud Village. It is situated in 200 meters from Puri Saren, a famous king palace of Ubud and it is separated by a small valley and up to a spacious plot of land with beautiful view. The quite situation and far away from the crowds is the ideal place to see and enjoy the art from the great artists such as I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Ida Bagus Nyana, Anak Agung Gde Sobrat, I Gusti Made Deblog , Mr. Rudolf Bonnet, Walter Spies and others.
The museum was opened in 1956 by the Education and Culture Minister of Indonesia Republic, Mr. Moh.Yamin. This museum is consisted of three U-shape main buildings where in the center of museum area is appointed as a courtyard with fish pond and the beautiful lotus flower. The building I is appointed as the permanent exhibition venue to display the paintings with Wayang style from I Gusti Nyoman Lempad and the explanation about the existence of Pita Maha Organization.
Building II is also appointed as a permanent exhibition venue of the masterpiece from the young artist’s style, modern style and traditional Balinese style. Meanwhile the building III is appointed as a temporary exhibition venue. The museum managed by Ratna Wartha foundation is opened daily from 08.00 am until 16.00 pm and for those who wish to visit this museum, there is an entrance fee will be applied. There is only one painting museum exist in Ubud Village that is Puri Lukisan Museum meanwhile in Ubud District, there four museums those are Neka Museum, Arma Museum, Rudana Museum, Antonio Blanco and Puri Lukisan Museum itself.
It is located Jalan Campuhan, Ubud Bali which is just step from Ubud Palace or 5 minutes away from the places to the west direction. It’s location is very strategic located in the center of Ubud, a center of art and sightseeing area that is close to the other tourist destinations such as Ubud Monkey Forest, Goa Gajah, Tegalalang Rice Terrace and Puri Saren.