National Art Gallery Kuala LumpurWhen you visit an art gallery, you surely will be prepared for magnificent work of arts. When in the Kuala Lumpur city, don’t miss out on the beautiful work of arts that will be showcased here that display the talent of local and international artist. When you make your way to the National Visual Art Gallery in the city, you will notice that the building itself is a work of art. The architecture of the building was designed to showcase a more traditional Malay type of architecture, with an incorporation of a more contemporary design, making the building a spectacular sight against the backdrop of the skyscraper line of the city.

Also known as Balai Seni Visual Negara, the gallery was the idea put forth by the first prime minister of the nation a year after Malaya gained the independence from the colonial rule of the British. The original location of the gallery was in the first Parliament House but is now relocated with an ever growing collection of work of arts at the new site-launched officially by the fourth prime minister of the nation – Tun Dr. Mahathir. He is one of the greatest leaders of the country who helped developed the country in every aspect, making it one of the most developing countries in the world.

National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur batik displayIn the art gallery, you will notice all sorts of local collections that celebrate the culture of the local people. The highlight that is a must-see in the gallery is the batik collection that is on display. Many rare and unique designs of prints of batik can be seen here. The ecstatic value of each piece is seen in the beauty of the designs. With the advancement of technology, the gallery also showcases how the making of batik prints has evolved over the many decades. Also on display from last year to March in the year 2012 is the conceptual gallery display. So, if you are in the city during this period, do grab the opportunity to view this conceptual display that focuses on gaining inspiration from the concept and idea that is being put forth in the exhibitions. The gallery is a great place to unwind and seek inspiration from the many pieces of art on display.

Another exhibition worth looking at is the exhibition by one of the local renowned artist, affectionately known as Pak Sani. His exhibition shows the few snippets of his life, as early as his involvement in the art scene in Malaysia and is certainly a nostalgic exhibition for local art lovers who were his fans.

The gallery is along the Tun Razak Street. The easiest and most convenient way to get to the gallery is by hailing a cab and instructing the driver to take you to the National Arts Gallery. Depending on where you start out your journey, taxi fares can be quite pricey. You could also take a bus. Do check out the bus schedules and timings before heading out to the gallery. Nearby attractions include the popular Istana Budaya.

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