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About The Museum
“A place to rediscover Indonesian modern art history. A birthplace of inspiration that stimulates creativity and encourages innovation.”
Ciputra Museum is institution that exhibits the art collection of Dr. Ir. Ciputra. Through exhibitions, programs, research and publications, the Museum documents and interprets its own collection. It provides information and perspective on the development of Indonesian Art from the modernism period until today especially relating to Hendra Gunawan.
Ciputra Museum aims to be a place in which to see and learn about Indonesian art. Contributing for the endogenous development of social communities whose testimonies it conserves while lending a voice to their cultural aspiration. The Museum aspires to help public to present their identity and diversity in an ever-changing world. It creates educational opportunities for its visitors and accommodates an experience, which leads to greater Indonesian art appreciation.
About Hendra Gunawan
Hendra Gunawan is an artistic creator respected for his role in actively stimulating the development of modern art at the beginning of Indonesia’s independence years. He founded an art organization “Pelukis Rakyat” (The People’s Painter), encouraging artists to express nationalism freely. In 1950s, He founded one of the first Indonesian Art academies, ASRI, still operating today. He has strong interest in man and daily life, depicted in his paintings through people from the grassroots to higher society. Through the exhibition in the museum, Ciputra Artpreneur wants to articulate how the identity of a nation is portrayed through the paintings.