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Fine Art Museum

The Art Museum is the place where activities like fine arts exhibitions usually take place and where paintings and sculpture works during different times of the country are displayed. 

The museum is located at 97 Pho Duc Chinh Street, District 1 and was built from September 1987. This edifice is attached to the legend as well as the wealthiest Chinese businessman in Sai Gon (Ho Chi Minh today) in the first half of the 20th century. That man was called Uncle Hoa, the owner of Hui Bon Hoa Corporation. This edifice was designed by the French architect, following the style of Baroque which is much preferred at that time and the construction was completed in 1925.

The museum contains three floors and all the space is used to display painting, sculpture works and antique objects that have high value of fine arts. This museum is considered as one of the largest centre of fine arts of Vietnam.

Floor 1: used for fine art exhibitions of the domestic and foreign authors

Floor 2: display the works of painting and sculpture which carry fine art values of the domestic and foreign authors

Floor 3: show fine art works from the 7th to the 20th century such as: Champa's fine arts and the cultural base Oc Eo from the century VII to XVII; Vietnam's antiques (including pottery, golden lacquered objects, wood carved with nacre, etc) from the 17th century to the early 20th century; and Western countries' fine arts in Vietnam from the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century.

 

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