Chaotic mess of extravagance that takes the breath away although sometimes is confusing and way too abstract. And art lovers are everywhere! You can meet them in some coffee shops, you can meet them at the street, you can meet them at some party, you can meet them here in Bangkok. And you know what? If you meet them here in Bangkok, you should tell them that they are lucky people. Why! Because Bangkok is a place full of art galleries that will capture your mind and heart at first sight.
Here are 9 art galleries that you shouldn’t miss out for anything in the world:
1. La Lanta Fine Art
Located in the heart of Bangkok, this gallery with its outstanding artworks by many contemporary artists from all around the world. The word “La Lanta” means “beauty in abundance”.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:00 (Tuesday – Saturday), Sunday by appointment
Location: Sukhumvit 31
Tel: +66 (0)2 204 0583 or (0)2 260 538
2. H Gallery
H Gallery was established in 20020by American H. Ernest Lee and today is a home of contemporary artworks by artists from Thailand and the rest of Asian countries.
H Gallery has a huge luxury mansion which offers a nice atmosphere full of beauty and glamour.
Opening Hours: 12.00 – 18:00 (Thursday – Saturday); Sunday – Wednesday by appointment or by chance
Location: 201 Sathorn Soi 12
Tel: +66 (0)1 310 4428
3. 100 Tonson Art Gallery
Perhaps the most interesting fact about this gallery is that it is named after the street where it is located – 100 soi Tonson.
However, this gallery is not a less gallery than the rest of the galleries and it offers you amazing art works including photography, paintings and sculptures.
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (Thursday – Sunday)
Location: 100 Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Road
Tel: +66 (0)2 684 1527
4. Bangkok University Art Gallery (BUG)
This is a private university art gallery where you can see the work of young artists as well as established Thai artists and designers.
The atmosphere is very friendly and the decoration seems to suggest rather experimental multidisciplinary art.
Opening Hours: 9:30-19:00 (Tuesday – Saturday)
Location: 2nd – 4th Floor Bangkok University International College (BUIC) Building , Kluaynam Thai Campus, Rama IV Road
Tel: +66 (0)2 235 3500
5. National Art Gallery
Its name says it all- here we are talking about the National Gallery which displays works by Thai artists from the 17th century.
There are also works by King Rama VI and H.M. King Bhumibhol Adulyadej, but also temporary works from home and abroad like paintings, sculptures, prints and installations.
Opening Hours: 09:00 – 16:00 (Wednesday – Sunday)
Location: 4 Chao-Fa Road, opposite the National Theatre, Rattanakosin
Tel: +66 (0)2 282 2639
6. Queen’s Gallery
The Queen’s Gallery was dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s where the art lovers can see works by established and also up-and-coming artists from all around Thailand. The gallery covers even 3.700 square meters of space with super warm and friendly atmosphere, perfect for relaxation.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:00; closed on Wednesdays
Location: 101 Ratchadamnoen Klang Road (near Phan Fah Bridge)
Tel: +66 (0)2 281 5360-1
7. Tang Gallery
Gallery dedicated to Chinese contemporary art, opened in 2001, covering 330 square meters. Here you can see portraits, landscapes and abstracts, oil, acrylic, watercolour, painted photography, woodcuts, sculptures, and prints. Another great thing is that there is monthly exhibitions featuring artists from China and Thailand.
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (Monday – Saturday)
Location: Unit B-28, The Silom Galleria, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0)2 630 1114
MOCA is seductive gallery where you will be able to see art work which will catch you right from the first sight. It is a vibrant and a luxurious place and offers comfort to the art fans.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00, Tuesday to Sunday (Closed on Monday)
Location: 3 Vibhavadi Rangsit, Chatuchak, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0) 2953 1005
9. Tadu Contemporary Art Gallery
This gallery is a real paradise for the eyes of every visitor. Here you can find, art works by established Thai artists who promotes the contemporary Thai art and culture.
There you can also see performances, films and shows. Art in real sense of the word, right?
Opening Hours: 9:00 – 18:00 (Monday – Saturday)
Location: 7th Floor Barcelona Motors Bldg., 99/2 Tiamruammit Road, Bangkok
Tel: +66 (0)2 645 2473