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Timings : Monday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : Adults: IDR 100,000
Students & Senior Citizens: IDR 90,000
Children: IDR 80,000

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Museum MACAN, Jakarta Overview

The Museum MACAN or the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara is an art museum of Jakarta. It houses a large collection of modern and contemporary art from Indonesia as well as from around the world. Famous for its active exhibitions, its chief highlight is the stunning masterpieces of Yayoi Kusama, a pioneer in the world of contemporary art.

Museum MACAN was included in the World’s 100 Greatest Places released by Time magazine in 2018. The museum is spread over 7000 square metres and was initially built to house businessman Haryanto Adikoesoemo’s private collection of over 800 Indonesian artists. Museum MACAN also hosts several events and workshops for the modern art community. It also offers resources to teachers and students to initiate a dialogue about art.

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Museum MACAN displays over 90 artworks from a collection of 800 modern Indonesian and contemporary works from all over the world. Their exhibits are not limited to paintings alone. Plenty of performance and installation artworks are also on display at the Museum MACAN.

One of the museum’s highlights is the ‘Infinity Mirrored Room’ by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Some of the other popular collections of paintings housed in the Museum MACAN are China China by Zhu Wei, Wipe Out #1 by FX Harsono, Swallow’s Nest by Yayoi Kusama, Great Criticism: Coca Cola by Wang Guangyi etc.

Some of the performance and installation arts that were performed over here include One Million Years by On Kawara, Severn Stories by Lee Mingwei and The Past Has Not Passed by Arahmaiani. Touring exhibitions at the Museum MACAN have included Yayoi Kusama, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons and Ai Weiwei.

Tips

  • Museum MACAN also has a gift shop that sells plenty of unique and exclusive souvenirs.
  • You can shop for exhibition merchandise over here. They have interesting bags and clothes as well.
  • Cameras are not allowed into the museum and any kind of photography is permitted.
  • Tripods and selfie sticks are also not allowed inside. 

How To Reach Museum MACAN

  • Museum MACAN is located in the Kebon Jeruk area of Jakarta and is easily accessible by means of public transport.
  • It takes 45 minutes to reach Museum MACAN from Central Jakarta, via the TransJakarta busway.
  • The museum is walking distance (700 m) from the Kebon Jeruk bus stop.
  • Alternatively, you can hire cabs from Grab or GoJek. 

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