The Artistic Side of Bangkok – Your Checklist of Art Galleries Worth a Visit | Travel Bangkok Now

The Artistic Side of Bangkok

Your Checklist of Art Galleries Worth a Visit

Art is a way of expressing one’s thoughts and desires. These expressions are often painted on a canvas or in way of various structures to keep one glued in awe to study each detail and explore the meanings behind every aspect. Here are some of the must-visit art galleries for Bangkok travellers to satisfy their artistic desires. 

Smuconlaw., Enchantment (2012) by Thongchai Srisukprasert, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Bangkok, Thailand – 20161201, CC BY-SA 4.0

100 Tonson Gallery

Located less than half an hour away from Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort, the 100 Tonson Art Gallery is easily accessible from most Bangkok resorts. What makes this art gallery stand out among others? The gallery is spread across an area of 100 square feet and features paintings, sculptures and photographs by Thai and international contemporary artists. 

Bangkok University Gallery

The Bangkok University Gallery is dedicated to the creative minds of budding homegrown talent. While the exhibits at the gallery usually change every 6-8 years, visitors can witness the budding talents of young Thai artists who aspire to become experts in the future. The Bangkok University Gallery is located in the Bangkok University International College (BUIC) building. 

Bangkok National Art Gallery

If you fancy a peek into Thailand’s historical approach to art, Bangkok National Art Gallery is your ideal place. The gallery displays the works of local artists from as far back as the 17th century, along with sculptures that have been placed in the garden area. The Bangkok National Art Gallery also hosts permanent displays of works by King Rama VI and H. M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej. 

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Contrary to the Bangkok National Art Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art, as suggested by its title is for modern artists. The gallery features contemporary artworks from various parts of the country; these include modern sculptures and paintings. The museum is also a permanent home for the creative works of some of Thailand’s most celebrated artists.