Arts is the best representation of the cultures a country has. Moreover, they often allow insights into the artists’ thoughts and feelings. So, you will observe diverse artistic creations in any art gallery. Usually, the galleries display exhibitions of local and foreign artists.
In addition, you can even buy to own your own art pieces at the commercial art gallery. Now, in Malaysia, you can easily immerse yourself in the local arts scene. Just head to the many art galleries mostly located in the city area. Finally, check out these art galleries to begin your journey today!
National Visual Arts Gallery
First on the list is Malaysia’s official art venue for workshops and exhibitions. Adjacent to Lake Titiwangsa, you can easily spot this striking modern building with a blue glass pyramid roof.
Address: No 2, Jalan Temerloh, Titiwangsa, 53200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Petronas Arts Gallery
Next, this art gallery at KLCC includes many established and emerging Malaysian and foreign artists in their exhibitions. For your information, the contemporary art gallery started in 1993. Additionally, the Malaysian multinational company Petronas aims to promote arts and culture through this gallery.
Address: 341-43, Suria KLCC PETRONAS Twin Towers, Persiaran Petronas, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Set up by Lim Wei-Ling in 2002, third on the list is the Wei-Ling Gallery. Meanwhile, the aim is to actively encourage the works of Malaysian contemporary artists and Malaysian culture. Besides, it is also the largest commercial gallery in KL.
Address: 8, Jalan Scott, Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Afterwards, you can have a look at Valette Gallery too. On another note, this gallery serves to promote Malaysian artists as well as expose the most established ones in Europe.
Address: 52, Jalan Doraisamy, 54-01, 1st Floor, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.
Taksu Kuala Lumpur
Meanwhile, there is also another gallery which promotes the Southeast Asia arts scene. Other than that, Taksu Galleries also has branches in Singapore and Bali.
Address: 17, Jalan Pawang, Kuala Lumpur, 54000, Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur.
Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery
Last but not least, don’t forget to check out the art gallery at Bank Negara. Furthermore, it has a hugely diverse and substantial art collection stands of about 1800 works. On the other hand, the name is now known as the Sasana Kijang.
Address: 2, Jalan Dato Onn, Kuala Lumpur, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.