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Macau Museum of Art, Macau

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Pay a visit to Macau Museum of Art to browse significant collections of Chinese calligraphy, 19th-century Western paintings, porcelain items, copperware, and ceramics. Other highlights spread over the museum's five floors include European woodblocks showing life in Macau and paintings from the Qing Dynasty. Watch films from the rich international collection in the visual room or visit the only specialized art library in Macau on the ground floor. The gift shop sells reproductions of paintings, postcards, posters, silk embroideries, and much more. With our custom trip planner, Macau attractions like Macau Museum of Art can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I was delighted by the displays of contemporary works that were on show during my visit. I was expecting a very conservative collection but it was anything but.  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    The museum is an excellent place for both kids and adults to go to. I love the front entrance, and especially the new exhibit, which will be staring until after a few weeks. I suggest everyone to go. ...  more »
  • May 22, 2017
    The museum isn't that big and it's for free. I was pleasantly surprised. The photography section on the ground floor isn't impressive, but there's a whole series of water color looking paintings on th...  more »
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  • April 6, 2017
    Such a fun day out for me and my three year old. The gallery spaces are well curated, presenting a great range of local art, craft and contemporary installations. It's not too big that you feel fatigued and the art square surrounding the buildings is really pleasant. I really enjoyed the diverse work on show. The interactive sections of the exhibitions allowed for some fun free play. The guards and reception staff are relaxed, friendly and welcoming to families. Check it out!
  • December 29, 2016
    Surprising find...i didn't know that such an art scene existed by HK outside of Basel Art Expo. Discovered local artists and found a lot to see. Free admission on public holidays.
  • October 2, 2016
    Interesting public space but hardly anyone using the space. Aquascape with fountain and two sculptures formed central pieces for the space. Architecture looked interesting with strong rectilinear shapes and detailing.
  • November 17, 2014
    In the past three months, I had watched two excellent performances. There was the Saxophone concert held at Macau Centre, and Indian dance held at UMAC Student Center. There were similarities and differences between these two performances, which was rather inspiring. Performers stand on the stage and show their talent. The performers’ dedication to their work has really inspired me to better myself with the work that I do. In addition, these two performances were interactive and changed dependent on the audiences’ reaction. In the shows, I was not only watching it, but also participated in it. They had an emphasis on expression of emotion. The performances would drive your thought, so that you would more enjoy the show. Despite the growing similarities between the two performances in the expression of emotions, they had been depicted very differently through the use of music and dance. Saxophone concern was using music to express the feeling whereas Indian dance was focused on the art of body language. Furthermore, the amount of performers differed in numbers. The Saxophone concert is required the cooperation of the group to bring out the story. In turn, Indian dance had two main characters that did not require the cooperation with each other to finish the show. In conclusion, these two performances were similar in the nature of delivering emotions but at the same time were different through their mode of delivery. I much preferred the saxophone performance due to my interest in music over dance.
  • May 3, 2016
    If you love ART, come over here to experience the cultural side of Macau!

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