A shortlist of art galleries both classic and contemporary. NATIONAL VISUAL ARTS GALLERY
The official treasure house of the country’s most precious art since 1958, the gallery boasts traditional architectural features intermingling with modern lines. Inside, you’ll find its expansive and contemporary interiors housing more than 3,000 works of art, including paintings by Wong Hoi Cheong, Ahad Osman, Zulkifi Moh’d Dohalan, and batik artist Chuah Than Teng. Seven galleries and an auditorium host exciting workshops, exhibitions, talks, and art classes. Guided tours are also available. 2 Jalan Temerloh, Off Jalan Tun Razak. Tel: 03- 4025 4990. OPENING HOURS: Daily, 10am to 6pm. WHAT’S HOT: ‘Absurd (C)ity’ features 60 arresting contemporary art pieces from the gallery’s permanent collection that centres on surrealism. Runs through December 31.