- Art and Cultural Centers Public Art Family Activities Northern Taiwan
- Guiding Service
- Family、Campus teaching
- Suggested Months for Visiting
- All year
- Phone Number
- No. 181, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Monday: Off day
Tuesday: 09:30 – 17:30
Wednesday: 09:30 – 17:30
Thursday: 09:30 – 17:30
Friday: 09:30 – 17:30
Saturday: 09:30 – 20:30
Services & Facilities
- Lost and found
- Broadcast Service
R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Yuanshan
MisnomerI thought the name Museum of Fine Arts to be kind of one for this place. Don't get me wrong, this is a great museum, and its art is imaginative, creative, and even intellectual. I'm sure the artists have, maybe had, great skills and natural abilities. I don't know - when I hear the term fine arts, I think of something more classical maybe even Renaissance type art. Maybe the words I'm looking for is more traditional. The smart, sweet, and helpful receptionists at my great hotel #findershotel told me that MoCA here in Taipei was more traditional than the Museum of Fine Arts. If I was looking for something edgy and off the wall, that I should come here, and I'm glad I did. The second floor displayed the works of three East Asian female abstract artists which are certainly bright colored and large multi-panel works. l got trouble though appreciating abstract paintings and artists such as Pollock and these artists; it's hard to believe that there is a lot of thought going into these works. Interestingly, there were some groups of school kids here. They were small ones probably no older than 6 or 7. Museum staff were trying to explain some of the individual works to them. As I don't speak Mandarin, I couldn't imagine what they were saying to kids this young about these paintings. The kids seemed to be mesmerized by the colors I think for a few moments here and there. At other times, they seemed like they just wanted to get up and run around. For me, more thought provoking exhibits were located on the third floor. One was by an artist named Ban Yuan Chang. He lots of multimedia pieces that center on mechanical forms of the human body somewhat dismembered. Another room on the second floor had to do with porcelain canines. I learned the Nazis had a porcelain factory in one of the concentration camps. I think I went back to the first floor, and there with this trippy mathematical video/light exhibit. I would have liked to have stayed there longer for some reason. On the bottom floor there are a couple more exhibits. The final one I saw were these surreal paintings done by a very imaginative sole artist. The museum is near an expo park of somekind. You got to walk through it to get to get to from Yuanshan MRT. It seems like there are quite a few things to explore and do around this area. I wish I had the time.
DisappointedFree admission but the content was free as well.If you have a plan to visit here, strongly recommend to check what exhibition is on.
Sf Bay Area
Almost no exhibitsI visited the museum today with high expectations, but instead found nearly all the galleries closed. Only 1 gallery on the 3rd floor was open. They were not charging an admission fee, which might be due to the lack of exhibits? Extremely disapointing.
Prepare to be surprisedThe aim of contemporary art is to surprise, and this renovated gallery is surprising. The foyer has a stunning exhibit, the like of which I have never seen before. The exhibits have English captions; I say exhibits, as most of the works of art are installations. The Taipei Art Prize is open for public voting until 17 March 2019. Some 14 entries are on show; they are intriguing. The Gallery is a short walk from the Yuan Shan MRT Station; animals are not allowed.
Fabulous!This museum is huge! We went from room to room in the basement and I doubt I saw even half of what was down there. When we went there was an exhibition called "Ecosystems" which was a perfect marriage of the sciences, the environmental movement in Taiwan and the arts. It was fantastic! We could have spent the entire day there if we'd planned properly. The biggest frustration: the elevator system there isn't really very customer friendly to say the least. My favorite thing about the museum: it cost roughly one dollar per adult! Unbelievable! Go!
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