Ranked 84 among Places to Visit in Singapore
Time Required: 2-3 hours
The Singapore Art Museum (also called SAM) specialises in international contemporary art practices with an emphasis laid on Singapore and South-East Asia. The museum is conveniently situated in the heart of the city of Singapore. Previously known as Fine-Art museum, SAM aims to breathe art into life. They plan on having a stimulating space to think, feel, experience and imagine. The museum is housed in a restored 19th-century old school that adds to the vibes of its antiquity and contemporary atmosphere. SAM is home to some of the ancient classic and modern international art. It also collaborates with contemporary international museums of its like to curate and hosts contemporary exhibitions.
SAM place also hosts events like South East Asian Film Festival. Visitors have the option of attending an exhibition or through public programs such as tours, talks, artist tours and workshops. Their main focus is to present the works curated from permanent collections along with the changing exhibitions that result in an aesthetic experience of the whole Asian art. The museum has thought-provoking art exhibitions that compel the viewer to think. It also presents programmes in response to current social trends which raise awareness on the relevant issue. Their most famous family-friendly exhibition is 'Imaginarium' which explores innovative ideas through interactive and contemporary artworks. All of this adds to the tourist traffic of the art museum.
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