Tainan City Art Museum Building 1 (Former Tainan City Police Department/ Former Japanese Colonial Time Tainan Police Agency)(台南市美術館一館(原台南市警察局/原日治時台南警察署))
The design and construction of the museum was a joint effort between architect Chao Yung Shih and Pritzker Award winning Shigeru Ban Architects. The main building was constructed as the Tainan Police Department in 1931. Sutejiro Umezawa, the chief engineer of Tainan County at the time, designed the Eclectic building in the Art Déco style and it is now a historic site of Tainan City. The fusion of new and old spaces at Building 1 now hosts the works of local artists in Tainan and those of important artists from other regions. Multiple art activities are conducted to support the development of aesthetics education.
Category Historic Sites、Local Gallery、Culture
closed on Chinese New Year's Eve, the first day and the second day.
Hong Kong, China
Art museum, a former police stationThe fine art museum has 2 buildings, the old police station is also known as #1 building, and #2 is 2 streets away. The entrance fee is TWD$150 for both buildings. This museum has the Formosa painting in display now and it was stunning. The building itself is historical but that’s about it. I like the exhibits in #2 more.
local arts in spacious historical buildingIt's former police station but now becomes a museum. When I visited, only saw the local artwork, not really creative but the content was local topics. You enjoy the spacious interior especially the centre garden and the elegant main stairs, but the entrance hall is modern design. Honestly, not many exhibits but a good place for leisure walk in a historical building with free entrance.
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