Agung Rai Museum of Art (ARMA)

  • Address:

    Made Lebah Street, Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali

Established by Agung Rai, the Agung Rai Museum of Art, or ARMA, is a museum, gallery, and cultural center in the heart of Ubud. The museum complex is made up of several traditional buildings surrounded by gardens and laced with water flowing through channels and fountains. Regarded as one of Bali's preeminent museums, the ARMA houses temporary and permanent works by Balinese, Indonesian and Foreign artists under 2 main structures, the Bale Daja and the Bale Dauh. 

ARMA is the only place in Bali to see the works of the famous German artist Walter Spies. The museum also features works by 19th-century Javanese artist Raden Saleh, Lempad, Affandi, Bonnet, and Le Mayeur, among many other exquisite works by prominent artists. ARMA also showcases several cultural performances and offers courses. 

This centre for visual and performing arts provides ample opportunities for visitors to enjoy the permanent collection of paintings, special temporary exhibitions, theatre performances, dance, music, and painting classes, bookshop, library and reading room, cultural workshops, seminars and training programs.

It's fun to visit ARMA when local children practise Balinese dancing and during gamelan practice. There are regular Legong and Kecak performances. You can enter the museum grounds from the southern end of Jl Raya Pengosekan or around the corner on Jl Pengosekan at Kafe Arma, where there's parking.