Singapore art museum – a fusion of art, history and asian discovery

Singapore Art Museum – a Fusion of Art, History and Asian Discovery

A pride to its nation, the Singapore Art Museum houses the largest public collection of modern and contemporary Singaporean Asian artworks in the world. Apart from being renowned for its vibrant array of art, the museum, which also lovingly referred to as SAM, presents a fine compilation of contemporary art and art histories.

Housed in a renovated 19th century mission school and offers the world over 7,500 contemporary and modern art pieces of Singaporean and Southeast Asian origin as well as around a 1, 000 artworks from the Tyler Print Collection. The Tyler Print Collection is composed of works such as sculptures, paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs from the likes of Frank Stella and Roy Lichtenstein.

The former 140- year old St. Joseph Institution building was restored to what is now the Singapore Art Museum. This building, which initially was home to a school, was considered a national monument in 1987 when the school was relocated elsewhere. Following this declaration, the Fine Arts Museum commissioned work and SAM was opened to the public in 1996 to the then premier Mr Goh Chok Tong. The national art collector of Singapore, SAM houses many attractions within its walls. The Glass Hall, a hall enclosed of glass is a open for private and corporate hire and is ideal for hosting parties and dinner. The St. Joseph Institution school chapel was renovated to the Auditorium that stands tall today. With beautiful arches and bright hues, the hall is blessed by the magnificent stained glass window “Quintessence” brought to form by the world renowned Filipino artist Ramon Orlina. Furthermore, SAM also houses 19 galleries, filled with the wonders of art from all over the world. A true kaleidoscope, the Singapore Art Museum hoses work form the likes of the Guggenheim Museum and Leonardo da Vinci.

Open to the public throughout the week, the Singapore Art Museum provides not only guided tours but also offer free tours conducted by the curator itself. Easily accessible by many forms of transformational means the Singapore Art Museum should not to be missed when in Singapore.

Make arrangements to stay at a Singapore hotel located close to SAM such as Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, Singapore and revel in the ambience touched by talent and history. This co modern hotel in Singapore, which is located a mere 10-15 minutes away from the Singapore Art Museum provides guests with comfortable accommodation while offering amazing insight to a magnificent cultured city.

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