Why Da Nang Fine Arts Museum is special
Da Nang Museum of Fine Arts is the first art museum in Center and Highlands of Vietnam and the third in the whole country, after Vietnam Museum of Arts in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh city. The place preserves, honours and promotes the values of the most outstanding and appreciated art works.
What to explore at Da Nang Fine Arts Museum
The Museum has 3 floors, you will be impressed by a 5m x 3m bronze relief which was intricately carved by artisans from Ha Noi. The relief represents the development history of the fine arts sector of Da Nang, and the Central region and Highlands as a whole. It also depicts some artworks and sculptures which won national and international level awards. Included are Viet Nam’s largest monument to the women whose children sacrificed their lives fighting for their country, which is in Quang Nam Province’s Tam Ky City, the Cau (Bridge) Pagoda in Hoi An City, the Han River Swing Bridge, Cham sculptures, the Guol houses of the Co Tu ethnic minority people, and the ‘Cau Ngu’ (Fish Worshipping) and ‘Cong Chieng’ (Gong) festivals.
The first floor houses pieces of fine art donated by painters from Da Nang and elsewhere in the central region. The pieces have won notable prizes at national fine arts exhibitions since 1976.
The second floor displays pieces of modern art, whilst the third floor showcases ancient, folk and applied arts. Included are collections of Tuong masks, worship mascots, pattern art on ethnic costumes, jewellery and fabric, sculpture art in temples and pagodas, and pottery and ceramic arts.
The Museum is currently preserves and displays 413 art works with high quality from famous painters, sculptors, artists in Da Nang and Central and Highlands of Vietnam.
Getting to Da Nang Fine Arts Museum
From Da Nang international airport: 4 km away, go by motorbike or bicycle
From Da Nang train station: 1 km away, go by motorbike or bicycle
From Hoi An ancient town: 30 km away, go by taxi or bus