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Macau Museum of Art, Macau

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Pay a visit to Macau Museum of Art to browse significant collections of Chinese calligraphy, 19th-century Western paintings, porcelain items, copperware, and ceramics. Other highlights spread over the museum's five floors include European woodblocks showing life in Macau and paintings from the Qing Dynasty. Watch films from the rich international collection in the visual room or visit the only specialized art library in Macau on the ground floor. The gift shop sells reproductions of paintings, postcards, posters, silk embroideries, and much more. With our custom trip planner, Macau attractions like Macau Museum of Art can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A well designed infrastructure. I like the steep long corridor connecting 4/F and 3/F, seems walking through a space tunnel under sun. Exhibitions are along good, sometime from China with historical.....  more
    A well designed infrastructure. I like the steep long corridor connecting 4/F and 3/F, seems walking through a space tunnel under sun. Exhibitions are along good, sometime from China with historical.....  more »
  • Frankly speaking, I’m not a fan of art or paintings thus I didn’t appreciate much. But this museum actually was great as it displays hundreds of paintings. 
    Frankly speaking, I’m not a fan of art or paintings thus I didn’t appreciate much. But this museum actually was great as it displays hundreds of paintings.  more »
  • we were in for 2 shows - one local photographer and the russian collection of tretyakow. both were done professionally. we liked it - but besides us .... not many visitors. a pitty for the... 
    we were in for 2 shows - one local photographer and the russian collection of tretyakow. both were done professionally. we liked it - but besides us .... not many visitors. a pitty for the...  more »
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  • Love the renaissance drawing show. It was an informative art show about a few ancient painters and their sketches and techniques. Love it there. Art lovers please just go. It is Free of charge! Just perfect
  • Such a fun day out for me and my three year old. The gallery spaces are well curated, presenting a great range of local art, craft and contemporary installations. It's not too big that you feel fatigued and the art square surrounding the buildings is really pleasant. I really enjoyed the diverse work on show. The interactive sections of the exhibitions allowed for some fun free play. The guards and reception staff are relaxed, friendly and welcoming to families. Check it out!
  • The MAM is the only true art museum in Macau but has a rather limited collection compared to its international peers and lacks pieces capable of giving a 'wow' factor. We visited in the afternoon and found the museum quiet with only 5 or 6 other visitors. It took us around 40 minutes to make our way through the available exhibition rooms. On the fourth floor there were two galleries dedicated to Chinese Calligraphy and some nice scrolls and historical Chinese pieces from the 17th century. This was a large collection which is potentially difficult for western visitors to appreciate without sufficient background of Chinese art and knowledge of Chinese characters. The third floor offered a contemporary art exhibit and featured works of interesting compositions of mixed media, paintings and informally created images. This was worth a quick look but nothing stuck a huge interest for us unfortunately. On the same floor there is a small area where you can find Macau landmarks that have been photographed in the distant past next to more recent photographs. We always enjoy these 'Now-and-Then' themes. Also there are a few rooms on this floor featuring sketches and drawings by George Chinnery from the 1850s. This affords a peek of early Macau from a European perspective and gives an idea of what certain places in Macau must have looked like 160 years ago. The second floor was closed for renovation. The 1st floor currently houses a temporary exhibition called 'City Face', which features eye-catching print and poster pieces from around the world, each uniquely designed to highlight and draw attention to their respective locales. Overall we found the current collection in the MAM less substantial than expected, but we look forward to future visits as this museum transforms its mega-space of art.
  • Admission is free and you get to tour the entire museum. There are certain areas that you cannot take photos though but hey, in the calligraphy section, a fellow Filipino guards there.. so a lot easier to communicate with. ❤️❤️❤️
  • Like any museum that has rotating exhibits I found a visit can be hit or miss. Mostly hits and often fabulous. Definitely a regular stop for every Macau visit

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