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National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur

Balai Seni Lukis Negara
2 Jalan Temerloh
Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 60 3 4025 4990's insider take:

The National Art Gallery was founded in 1958; its current premises, in a leafy enclave of KL near Lake Titiwangsa, opened in 2000. A modernistic blend of slate and tinted glass, with a striking, angular metallic roof, the museum houses more than 2,500 works of art. The collection concentrates on contemporary evocations of country life, in an Expressionist style that, while it may seem a bit old-fashioned to Western visitors, gives a fascinating window on how modern Malaysians see themselves. Admission is free.

Open Tuesdays through Sundays 10 am to 6 pm.

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