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Arte Moris, Dili

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Arte Moris, which means "living art" in Tetum, presents a way to have a look at ordinary Timorese life through the eyes of local artists via their paintings and sculptures. A seemingly wretched and deserted building hides high-quality modern Timorese art that reflects artists' views of their country's current state. Besides being a cultural center, this edifice also houses the first non-profit fine arts school of East Timor and as such showcases a permanent collection of their students' artwork. While there, you'll have the chance to meet some of the artists and you may even support them by purchasing their artwork. Make Arte Moris part of your personalized Dili itinerary using our Dili road trip planner.
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  • Worth the effort to find this attraction. Amazing collection of local art. A true hands on collection of recycled art and original thinking. Classes for locals, gallery and an on-going exploration of ...  more »
  • Based on positive reviews and a lifelong interest in art we made a priority of visiting this arts center. The artwork we saw was unique, heartfelt and highly worth the visit. This is a combined exhibi...  more »
  • in Dili! Impressive painted and created pictures, very friendly people and cool streetart, even made of garbage. Could have spent hours there..  more »
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