With its dual Portuguese and Chinese heritage to draw upon, Macau's largest museum dedicated to the arts displays a wide range of both Western and Asian art, including Chinese paintings and calligraphy from the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties, ceramics, stoneware, seals, Western paintings, and contemporary local art ranging from posters to photography. Its collection of ceramic human statues from Shiwan in Guangdong is considered one of the finest in the world, but I also love looking at the historical paintings by British painter George Chinnery (who, by the way, is buried in Macau's Protestant Cemetery) and others depicting local and regional scenes from long ago. Temporary exhibits augment the permanent collection, while on the ground floor is a multimedia library offering free access to computers, free Internet, and private audiovisual rooms for viewing one of the library's 500 Chinese and foreign classic movies. In short, you can spend an hour or a whole afternoon here, depending on your interests.
Macao Museum of Art
Centro Cultural de Macau, Av. Xian Xing Hai, NAPE
Our Rating Neighborhood Next to the Handover Gifts Museum of Macao Hours Tues–Sun 10am–7pm Transportation Bus: 1A, 3A, 8, 10A, 12, or 17 Phone 853/8791-9814 Prices MOP$5 adults, MOP$2 students and children 12 and over, free for seniors and children 11 and under; free Sun and holidays Web site Macao Museum of Art
MapCentro Cultural de Macau, Av. Xian Xing Hai, NAPE Macau
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