Singapore Art Museum

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  • Address
    Singapore Art Museum
    71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555
  • Phone
    (65) 6697 9774
  • Opening hours
    Daily from 10:00 to 19:00
    Fridays from 10:00 to 21:00
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The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is a contemporary art museum. The SAM focuses on art-making and art thinking in Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia comprising a worldwide perspective on contemporary art practice. The SAM advocates and makes accessible interdisciplinary contemporary art through research-led and evolving curatorial practice.

Guide to Singapore Art Museum
Established since January 1996, SAM has built one of the most valuable collections of Southeast Asian contemporary artworks. The SAM seeks to seed and nourish a stimulating and creative space in Singapore and to deepen visitors’ experience through good exhibitions and public programmes including outreach and education, research and publications as well as cross-disciplinary residencies and exchanges.

You are advised to visit both of its art spaces: The main space at the old St Joseph’s Institution on Bras Basah Road built in 1855 and its annexe at 8Q SAM, a conservation building on Queen Street which used to be the old Catholic High.

Current Exhibitions
A Voyage of Big Ideas is inspired by the crescent moon on the Singapore flag, which symbolizes a young nation on the rise and its capacity to dream big and think large. It focuses on themes of adventure, discovery, new possibilities and ‘Big Ideas’. This exhibition runs from 14th March 2015 to 19th July 2015.

Once Upon This Island
Explores our daily stories and lives on the island nation. The exhibition presents a series of contemporary works by Singapore artists that navigate ideas of home, community, identity and memories to coincide with Singapore Jubilee celebrations in 2015. This exhibition opens on 7th November, 2014.

After Utopia
Revisiting the Ideal in Asian Contemporary Art is Singapore Art Museum’s latest exhibition that examines humanity’s eternal yearning for a better world. This exhibition runs from 1st May, 2015 – 18th October, 2015.

Museum Guided Tours
Monday to Thursday 11:00, 14:00
Friday 11:00, 14:00, 19:00
Saturday & Sunday 11:00, 14:00, 15:30

Friday 19:30
Sunday 11:30

Tuesday to Friday 10:30

Admission Fees
– Citizens & Permanent Residents: Free admission
– Foreign visitors: S$10.00 for adult admission; S$5.00 for concession admission

Incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee on 13rd November, 2013, the SAM is now operated under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. It is no longer a part of the National Heritage Board.

How To Get There
Bus lines: 7, 14, 14E, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 128, 131, 162, 162M, 167 and 171 (Walking 2 mins from bus stop B04179)
Nearest  MRT station: Bras Basah MRT (CC2) (Walking 1 mins from Exit E)

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