Art Gallery, Johor Bahru

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    Johor Art Gallery

    by chiabh Updated Dec 3, 2008
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    The Johor Art Gallery houses various art collections, artefacts and many items closely related to Johor's Malay heritage since its establishment in 1993... In 1999 the gallery was established as the Arts and Cultural Centre for the State of Johor...

    The gallery is housed in a 2-storey building with strong colonial influences in its design and architectural details... True to Malay customs, shoes are prohibited in the main display area downstairs... The main display area displays beautiful works of art by various talented Johor-born artistsand paintings to sculptures and many other mediums of artworks are displayed here... Favourite topics of interest includes the kuda kepang, the ghazal, beautiful calligraphy pieces... Fishing scenes are also prevalent and tranquil pictures of small fishing boats tied to poles along coastal areas, fisher-folks coming home from the sea with their daily bounties, and many other eye pleasing, soul soothing works of art...

    The upper level showcases many beautiful art pieces, such as two ancient wooden doors with ornate carvings hung on the walls as you are walking up to the second floor... Walking along the upper floor, you can also take a glimpse of the lower floor from the middle section, as there is an open space area from upstairs where a beautiful low hanging chandelier casting a soft yellow hues throughout the entire room...

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    Johor Art Gallery

    by bkoon Written Sep 20, 2003

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    Founded in 1910, the Johor Art Gallery houses all discovered and historical items such as documents and cultural artifacts traditionally used by Malays, particularly from the State of Johor. Among the exhibits are clothings, weapons, currency, manuscripts and examples of calligraphy, ceramic objects and fine art.

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