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Le Mayeur Museum, Denpasar

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Browse the collection of art at Le Mayeur Museum, the former home of Belgian painter Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres. The collection includes both the artist's own works and his collection of Balinese cultural artifacts. Although Le Mayeur only intended to visit Bali for a few months in 1932, he stayed for good after falling in love with a young legong dancer who became his lifelong muse. Sadly, the sea air has damaged the poorly protected paintings, but even faded, they still display the artist's great skill. For Le Mayeur Museum and beyond, use our Denpasar trip maker site to get the most from your Denpasar vacation.
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  • I first went to this museum about 30 years ago and I had really good memories of that visit, so I decided to return. I am so glad that I did - it is a really magical spot. You really get the... 
    I first went to this museum about 30 years ago and I had really good memories of that visit, so I decided to return. I am so glad that I did - it is a really magical spot. You really get the...  more »
  • Very interesting but some of the rooms were closed. The museum is small but interesting. Entrance is right off the beach . it only took us about 20 minutes to go through it. 
    Very interesting but some of the rooms were closed. The museum is small but interesting. Entrance is right off the beach . it only took us about 20 minutes to go through it.  more »
  • beautiful pieces of legendary artist home and gallery are not maintained well - that could be a significant place. managed by government? should be managed privately or by corporate to have quality.....  more
    beautiful pieces of legendary artist home and gallery are not maintained well - that could be a significant place. managed by government? should be managed privately or by corporate to have quality.....  more »
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  • great place and architecture but low quality preserved painting and not keen into the story between 50ish Le Mayeur meet Balinese 15ish girl
  • Road works around the museum so you have to walk along the beach path. Its not really a museum - more like a gallery with some of the early paintings , from 1938 onward. Many of them are very faded but they are a charming part of Balinese history.
  • I think people are avoiding this place like the plague which is a shame. The buildings and grounds are lovely and have a story to tell. It doesn’t look good for the artwork tho’. It is poorly preserved and presented. The entrance fee is too high. IDR20000 would be enough, and more people would come.
  • This is the place we can learn about the story of one of great painters in Bali and his loving story with his wife, Ni Pollok. Even though it seemed less maintenance, but the legacy was a worth to visit.
  • Small, intimate museum about a Belgian-Balinese odd couple whose love story promoted intrigue and outrage (a Belgian artist in his 50s takes a 15 year old Balinese girl to be his lover, and eventually, his wife). Interesting little corner of Balinese history but the artworks are so badly preserved: the 'museum' is actually Le Mayeur and Pollok's home, donated by them after their death, and there is no air conditioning so the paintings have decayed in the sea air.

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