Singapore’s art scene benefits from Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern cultural influences, and the Singapore Art Museum showcases a rotating collection of more than 6,500 pieces by Singaporean and Southeast Asian artists. The museum opened in 1996 inside the nineteenth century St. Joseph’s Catholic School, and limited gallery space means the works on display are always changing and you’re likely to see something new every time you visit.
The museum’s curators design exhibits based on stylistic, social and historical themes. Visiting international exhibits round out the museum experience. The E-Mage Gallery displays works from public and private collections throughout Asia on high-definition monitors, and the Q8 wing of the museum highlights works by living artists. If you’re visiting with children, be sure to swing by the Children’s Gallery for a little hands-on art.