Being the center of the Bangkok’s rising art scenario, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre or BACC showcases a broad range of the best of art, music, design, film and theatre prevailing in Thailand, as well as the contemporary art scene from across the globe. The BACC also hosts a plethora of exhibitions of the work of local as well international artists. Opened in 2008, the BACC is spread over an area of 4000 square metres, housing shops, an interesting art library that is not found in many places, and a handful of cafes along with the gigantic exhibition areas.
The museum of contemporary art (MOCA) is a world-class art gallery built in 2012 to showcase some of the best Thai art. The museum contains five storeys, housing 800 beautiful and refreshing art pieces. A must for art lovers, MOCA is no less than any modern museum abroad, giving its artists freedom to work on themes like corruption, prostitution, religion, and many others.
The Bangkok University Art Gallery is a private gallery displaying the work of multiple Thai as well as international artists. This gallery is located near the Klong Toei port of Bangkok and plays host to about six and eight exhibitions annually which deal with experimental and multidisciplinary art. It exhibits the upcoming Thai artists as well as international designers and artists.
Location: Bangkok University Building, Kluay Nam Thai Campus, Rama IV Road, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand. Floors 2nd-4th.
Timings: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Known as an "Art Space" rather than a gallery, the Cho Why Art Gallery is located on the busy Chinatown area of Bangkok. It is a colonial structure which hosts exhibitions, installations and in-progress work which include film and documentary screenings. This gallery as no fixed hours for a visit as it opens only on appointments and event dates. You can, however, keep a track on the events hosted here from their Facebook account.
Location: Cho Why, 17 Soi Nana, Chinatown, Bangkok, Thailand.
The Chulalongkorn Art Centre is a spectacular university gallery in Bangkok, Thailand which houses exhibitions of both Thai and international artists. The centre takes an approach to art in both experimental and traditional forms and has been hosting these contemporary exhibitions since 1995. It showcases the creativity of the artists and challenges the older conceptions with the noveau innovative ways. Chulalongkorn Art Centre was however closed down permanently in 2017.
The Queen Sirikit Art Gallery in Bangkok, Thailand is an art museum which displays the work of upcoming as well as the senior Thai artists. Named in honour of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit who funded the gallery, the Queen Sirikit Gallery provides a platform to local artists to showcase their art. It is the outcome of an initiative to give the Thai artists with a permanent public space to put Thai traditions and culture on the global map.
Location: Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, Borwonniwet, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok, Thailand.
Timings: Thursday - Tuesday 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM.
Entry Fee: THB 20 (No entry fee for children below 12 years, senior citizens and monks)
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