Bali has a proud local tradition of arts and craft, with a distinct culture that is very different from the rest of Indonesia. Dive deeper into the local culture on this tour of the art galleries of Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali. The guide will pick you up from the hotel in the morning and start the tour at the ARMA Museum, an art resort that houses its historical works in a lush garden compound displaying classic Balinese architecture. Next, stop by the Puri Lukisan museum of fine Balinese art, also nestled in a beautiful compound surrounded by lush vegetation. The art on display here represents the some of the finest work in modern local art. Take a lunch break at one of Ubud’s best restaurants and enjoy one of the best views of the river and surrounding rice paddies. In the afternoon, visit the estate of Don Antonio Blanco, one of the most famous international artists to settle in Bali, where you can see the fusion of international art into the Balinese culture. Finish off your day with a visit to the Necker Museum and various small galleries, where you can see a variety of historic and contemporary works from local artists. There will be opportunities in the smaller galleries and art markets to purchase works from local artisans as a memento of your trip or to add to your own art collection.
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