Rabu, 10 Januari 2018

Ho Chi Minh Fine Art Museum

A good palce to visit in Ho Chi Minh is the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Art. The building itself is an impressive view. It is a huge place consisting of 3 bungalows. Yellow in colour, it used to be a home to a Chinese businessman in the early 1950s. What ever happened to them or their family is not known. The lady from the Museum counter mumbled something.

Very helpful and knowledgeable people.

Basic Where
HCM City Museum of Fine Art is located some 250 metres away from Ben Thanh Market - which is in the middle of the city.That's what google map says. It feels a little further than that. Especially when you are walking with 3 children along the main road.

Basic What
The museum is a museum obviously. It houses paintings of local artist. The most interesting ones were those being drawn during the Vietnam War with the USA. There is a small entrance fee. Which does not do justice to the value of art it has. A donation box should be place in the museum. I was there for about 3 hours. Lovely.

We got one with a signage.

One of the balcony

The main house is a U shape building with a court yard in the centre.


The tiles were nice. Small pieces of delicate ceramics.

The house itself was impressive. It is huge. I went around trying to imagine what would it be having a place like this. A family of 5. And you'll need a team of maids and a handyman around. I would have 4 dinning - breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner. And a few bedrooms to myself. Wow.

Signed 1972

Watercolour 1960 
signed 1969


1960 or is it 1968 ?

The more recent art installation.

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