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Taipei Fine Arts Museum 臺北市立美術館

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4 318 Reviews

Sunday: 09:30 – 17:30

4.4

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Introduction

Shaped like a pound sign, the Taipei Fine Art Museum is a traditional siheyuan courtyard with a modern edge. At night the artfully lighted museum is an eye-catching landmark. The museum hosts many international exhibitions.

Information

Themes
Art and Cultural Centers Public Art Family Activities Northern Taiwan
Guiding Service
Booking
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-25957656
FAX
+886-2-2594-4104
Address
No. 181, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday: 09:30 – 17:30
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

  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service
  • Locker

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Yuanshan

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Review

TripAdvisor Reviews

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Traveler rating

  1. 7 Terrible
  2. 13 Poor
  3. 58 Average
  4. 108 Very good
  5. 132 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 51 Families
  2. 58 Couples
  3. 94 Solo
  4. 9 Business
  5. 60 Friends
  • Sandy5259

    Vancouver, Canadá

    Traveler type:

    En pareja

    Unusual exhibits and not too many

    2019-11

    Admission today was free. Perhaps because it is Wednesday or perhaps because some of the exhibits are closed while new installations are being assembled. An eclectic collection of videos and an area where you can sit on mats and cushions. Perhaps take a look but perhaps not for too long.
  • Gene R J

    Silver Spring, Maryland

    Interesting Japanese architecture with white halls of changing exhibits.

    2019-10

    We walked 1.4 km east from the Dalongdong Baoan Temple passing through Yuanshan Park and the Expo Park to access this museum. An elevator took us to a long hallway of the new glass walled south extension, ending at the impressive Main Hall. This huge 3 story space emphasizes heavy concrete pillars, concrete roof supports and even concrete railings. We were given free access to the escalators up to the 3rd floor (2nd floor closed for exhibit change) where we perused a succession of halls of various exhibits. Trying to find meaning is a perpetual goal for us that was most successful in the last hall. It had 2 large collections of ceramic dogs and an attempt to explain the different breeds over the past centuries being directed by the varying needs of human companionship. This made sense to us as we returned to the MRT.
  • Hanan B

    Ramat Gan, Israel

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    A Pleasant Visit

    2019-10

    First the museum is located in a beautifully designed building and located in a very nice part of Taipei. The building is enormous and can hold many exhibitions simultaneously. When I announced to the ticket seller that I am a senior (as if she couldn’t tell just by looking at me), I was told that there was no need to buy a ticket. In addition to the exhibitions which periodically change (so there is really no reason to specify them in this review) the museum has a store with an extremely impressive assortment of art books for sale. It should be noted that other than a few exceptions, they are all written in Chinese (Mandarin, I assume). The museum also has a very pleasant cafeteria.
  • scottofhawaii

    Oahu, Hawaii

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Misnomer

    2019-10

    I 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.
  • Tiger_Soul_X

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    Disappointed

    2019-04

    Free admission but the content was free as well.If you have a plan to visit here, strongly recommend to check what exhibition is on.

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