Puri Lukisan Museum is a painting museum located in Campuhan Street, Ubud, Gianyar Regency. It is situated in the center of Ubud, just about 5 minutes to the west from Puri Saren (Ubud Palace). The museum is designed with Balinese traditional architecture combined with a neat garden which creates a relaxing atmosphere. Puri Lukis Museum was opened by Mr. Moh.Yamin, the Education and Culture Minister of Inonesia in 1956, it is the oldest art museum in Ubud. The museum building is U-shaped, in the center of the museum, there is a fish pond and beautiful lotus flowers. This museum consists of three different buildings and each building displays different types of paintings.
The first building collects paintings from Ubud and the surrounding villages. The paintings include classical Wayang or shadow puppetry paintings, ink drawings by I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, as well as paintings by Pita Maha artists. Classical paintings from the 1930’s are also displayed in the first building. The second building features some colorful examples of the young artist style of paintings and also a good selection of modern traditional combination paintings. And the third building displays classical and traditional paintings, this building is also used for special exhibitions.
All of the collections in Puri Lukisan Museum is labelled and in English, therefore foreign visitors can understand each painting well. Tourist facilities are complete in this museum, a cafe and bookshop is also provided here. This museum is opened daily from 09:00am until 17:00pm. The lush garden and quiet situation far away from the crowd makes this museum an ideal place to visit and see the beautiful paintings from great artists. Puri lukisan museum is worth a visit especially for painting and art lovers.