Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)

The Agung Rai Museum of Art (more commonly referred to as ARMA) is on the "other", south, side of Ubud from the rest of the major art museums. It is also quite different in many other respects as well. ARMA bills itself as a center for the visual and performing arts. Indeed, what forms the grand entrance to the museum grounds in the daytime doubles as a stage for traditional dance performances in the evening. ARMA also sports its own resort accommodations as well. Finally, the museum has an interesting collection of colorful modern art sculptures, which can be found throughout the grounds.

Entrance to Gallery
A gallery entrance, and a penguin.

The permanent collection includes works by such well-known artists working in Bali as Lempad, Walter Spies, Ida Bagus Made and Rudolf Bonnet. These are housed in the large main building, while a smaller secondary gallery displays temporary exhibitions by both local and foreign artists.

The museum is open every day from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission is 25,000 Rupiah (). See the ARMA Museum web site for more information about the museum and dance performances, or see the ARMA Resort site for information about the accommodations.