The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Historical Objects and Masterpieces at the National Gallery Singapore

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The National Gallery Singapore focuses on displaying Singapore and Southeast Asian art from the 19th century to present day. Through its collection, the Gallery presents the development of Singaporean and regional cultures.

National Gallery Singapore features works by major Singaporean artists such as Georgette Chen, Chen Chong Swee, Chen Wen Hsi, Cheong Soo Pieng and Liu Kang. The collection also holds pieces from Southeast Asian artists, such as Affandi (Indonesia), Latiff Mohidin (Malaysia), Le Pho (Vietnam), Montien Boonma (Thailand) and Fernando Cueto Amorsolo (Philippines).

Among the many historical and cultural objects in the National Gallery Singapore the following are highlights:

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