If you love art and culture of Malaysia, you definitely need to visit the National Visual Arts Gallery. Located along Jalan Tun Razak, on the northern edge of central Kuala Lumpur.  

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National Visual Arts Gallery is Malaysia’s official art gallery, housed in a striking modern building with a blue glass pyramid roof. Established on 28 August 1958 under the initiative of Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of the newly independent Malaysia. 

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National Art Gallery started with a donation of 4 artworks and was housed in a borrowed space at the Dewan Tunku Abdul Rahman. Today it showcases a permanent collection of over 2,500 local and foreign works of art (including photography) by celebrated contemporary artists. 

The RM40 million complex is spread out over three floors and has seven galleries plus outdoor exhibition areas and a café. Established by the Majlis Kesenian Persekututan (Malay Arts Council) in 1958, it is the country’s official venue for art workshops and exhibitions and even organizes art classes for kids. 

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Tuesday-Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM 
9 AM – 4 PM (Ramadan working hours) 
Hari Raya Aidilfitri holidays (2 days) 
Hari Raya Aidiladha (1 day) 

ADDRESS: No. 2, Jalan Temerloh, Off Jalan Tun Razak, 53200 Kuala Lumpur. 

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