Johor Art Gallery (Galeri Seni), Johor Bahru

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The Johor Art Gallery is an art gallery in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
The art gallery building was built in 1910. The building at once became the base for the Japanese Imperial Army during the Japanese occupation of Malaya. The building used to be the official residence of the Chief Minister of Johor Abdullah Jaafar. Afterwards, the Johor State Government decided to preserve the building by turning it into an art gallery and thus the Johor Art Gallery was opened on 29 January 1994 by Chief Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. In 2000-2003, it was closed for renovation and reopened again on 6 May 2003 by Chief Minister Abdul Ghani Othman.
The art gallery is a 2-story building located on top of a small green hill.
When opened in 1994, the gallery used to display historical artifacts about arts and cultures of Johor. After its reopening in 2003, it became the center for arts and cultures. The exhibition area is divided into the permanent and temporary exhibition areas. Besides temporary exhibitions, the art gallery also regularly holds various competitions as well.
The art gallery opens everyday except Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. free of charge.
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  • The Johor Art Gallery in Jalan Petrie has been closed for many years and I believe it has now moved to the Johor Heritage Foundation on Jalan Sungai Chat. There website still lacks any information in....  more »
  • It took some time getting there from our Hotel since for some strange reason, the Waze app had become unresponsive. When we finally arrived, my partner & I were disappointed to see it close. In fact.....  more »
  • A lot of artwork done and displayed at the center. A lot of creative workshops going on on daily basis at the center. Walk in training opportunities and so many memorable and educative artwork displayed. Get your kids and visit as a family for a memorable event and educative time.
  • Except for very nice ambience, the place is hot and the beverage is average. I ordered Thai milk tea and it wasn't as good as I expected. The food I can recommend is brownies with caramel ice cream, hot and cold texture blend tgt and it was delicious
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