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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.

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