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(Do note that the following events have an expiration date. Kindly check the dates before making plans!)

 

1. Rediscovering Treasures: Ink Art from Xiu Hai Lou Collection

 

(Photo Credit: www.nationalgallery.sg)

Details:

Date: 11 Mar 2017 – 22 Apr 2018

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm (Sun-Thu), 10am – 10pm (Fri & Sat)

Address:  1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Suitable for: All ages

Description:

The titular Xiu Hai Lou Collection is the largest private collection of ink art here and it claims to be one of the best in the world. Marvel at the elegant strokes of ink masters from China and Singapore, and examine the influences that shaped the discipline from the late 19th to 20th century.

2. The Artist’s Voice

Details:

Date: Friday, November 17 2017 – Saturday, March 17 2018

Opening Hours: 11am – 7pm  daily

Address:  L3 Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188778

Description:

Contemporary art’s language can sometimes struggle to engage, even for the astonishingly cerebral among us. But, when done correctly, the best pieces show a clear message that reveal more and more with each viewing or through discussions with peers, all the while accepting that you might not know your Hirsts from your Emins. The Artist’s Voice – coming to The Parkview Museum between November 17 and next March – is an exhibition in which the curators have gone to great lengths to showcase pieces that are complex, multi-faceted and nevertheless accessible.

3. Singapore Philatelic Museum

Details:

Date: Until 15th April 2018

Opening Hours: 10 am – 7 pm

Address: 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807

Register here: http://spm.org.sg/

Description:

If your kid loves Pokémon and all things Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle) they’re in for a treat. See the wonder and adventure of anime captured in this impressive exhibition of over 700 stamps from Japan. From the rise of anime through childhood favourites such as Astroboy and Doraemon to popular shows today like One Piece and Dragon Ball.

4. The Glass Rotunda: Story of the Forest and Singapore

Details:

Date: Ends on 30th June

Opening Hours: 10 am – 7 pm

Address: National Museum of Singapore

Description:

Story of the Forest has arrived at the National Museum of Singapore in its full larger-than-life interactive glory, and our kids can’t get enough of it! The installation mimics the sights and sounds of Southeast Asia’s lush tropical rainforests by transforming 69 drawings (from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings collections) to life in a virtual experience that will blow the whole family away. Get up close and personal with awesome flora and fauna: watch out for our favourite, the Malayan Tapir! Once you’re done with interactive heaven, do check out Singapore, Very Old Tree: a phenomenal photography exhibition by renowned local artist, Robert Zhao. The 17-piece collection explores the nation’s identity as a ‘Garden City’ by shining the spotlight on some of the most iconic trees across the island.

5. Malay Heritage Museum

Details:

Dates: Till 24th Jun, 2018

Opening Hours: 10 am to 7 pm

Address: 85 Sultan Gate, Singapore 198501

Description:

Let your kids learn about the history of the Bugis – a sub-ethnic group of the Malays in Singapore when you take them to the Malay Heritage Centre’s latest exhibition, Sirri na Pesse: Navigating Bugis Identities in Singapore. Juniors can go on Kampong Gelam Tales: A Dramatised Tour and learn more about the lives of several historical figures, or pick up an activity kit from and discover more about the stories behind the Bugis, their family heirloom and treasures. After touring the exhibition, don’t forget to drop by the Bugis-ship themed installation by Play-eum and hang your thoughts on the “ship”.

 

 

All Year Round

(These events are available all year round. But do take note of the opening hours!)

 

1. Singapore History Gallery @ Singapore Art Museum

 

(Photo Credit: National Museum)

Details:

Dates: Everyday, all year

Opening Hours: 10am-7pm

Address: Level 1 Singapore History Gallery, 71 Bras Basah Rd, (S)189555

Suitable for: All ages

Description:

The Singapore History Gallery now has a section that has been specially created to facilitate family time. In this part of the gallery, 700 years of Singapore’s history is shown through life-like art paintings and sculptures. This by far the best Picture-Smart way to learn about our nation’s background and how we, a tiny red dot, reached our success of today.

Special Features
– Downloadable and printable guide which contains fun worksheet activities!
– Audio-visual stations!
– Get to touch some of the exhibits!

 

 

2. Children’s Biennale

 

(Photo Credit: National Gallery)

Details:

Date: Everyday

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm (Sun-Thu), 10am – 10pm (Fri & Sat)

Address:  National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Description:

The inaugural Children’s Biennale features ten interactive art showcases in collaboration with artists from Singapore and around the world. Let your little ones experience a digital and multi-sensory world without physical boundaries with teamLab’s ‘Homogenizing and Transforming World’ exhibit. Then head to photographer Robert Zhao’s showcase of 39 animals, plants and environments that have been manipulated by humans – a lesson for kids on the issues of morality and ethics.

 

3. Arts in Your Neighborhood

Details:

For more details, visit: https://artsforall.sg

Description:

Organised by the National Arts Council (NAC), Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN) returns for its ninth edition from 9 to 26 November 2017. With more than 40 arts activities in 17 locations island-wide, there is a myriad of opportunities for everyone to experience the arts through these accessible activities. Visitors of all ages can also bond over three weekends of fun and family-friendly arts activities.

4. Anime X Stamps

Details:

Date: Everyday

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm

Address: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807

Description:

Anime addicts – there is a new anime-themed exhibition in town. To celebrate the 100 years of anime, the Singapore Philatelic Museum is introducing the Anime X Stamps exhibition. It features an impressive compilation of more than 700 stamps from 80 titles including some from Singapore and Japan. Snatch the chance to see limited edition collectibles, including rare original production sketches of Naruto. Spot your favourite anime characters from Pokémon, Studio Ghibili and Attack on Titan on unique stamps throughout the exhibition.

But mark these dates down: on November 19 and December 17, there’ll be Animania Sunday. Hum along as local pianist Pianominion performs well-loved anime pieces, snap a photo with cosplayers (psst – a sailor moon character will be roaming around), play dress-up at the yukata booth or learn a new skill at the sushi-making demonstration. Ever wondered what you’ll look like in cartoon form? Find out at the live anime-style portraiture station.

5. Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in South-East Asia

Details:

Date: Everyday

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm (Daily except Friday), 10am – 9pm (Friday)

Address: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555

Description:

Constructed around the past, present and future of Cinerama, this exhibition presents a slew of visual projections such as animations, short films, interactive videos and mixed-media that discusses identity, politics and the individual and collective memory. Don’t miss on the guided tours, led by artists the museum’s curator, which takes you through the process behind each installation.

6. Allegories and Identities

Details:

Date: Daily, closed on Sunday

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 6pm (Sat)

Address: 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236

Description:

Leading Indonesian artists Eko Nugroho, Entang Wiharso and Heri Dono are at the centre of STPI’s latest exhibition. As part of the gallery’s 15th anniversary and celebrating five decades of Singapore-Indonesia bilateral relations, the showcase presents Nugroho’s distinct contemporary style, and Wiharso and Dono’s Indonesian folklore-inspired works in one space.

7. The Maritime Experiential Museum

Details:

Date: Everyday, all year

Opening Hours: 10 am – 7 pm

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island

Register here: The Maritime Experiential Museum

Description:

The Maritime Experiential Museum is reopening on 29 December after nine months, having undergone a massive overhaul and complete reconceptualisation. Featuring all new exhibits that integrate technology and interactive exhibits, older kids will love admiring the ships, having an encounter with pirates, and experiencing a typhoon in all its 4D multi-sensory sound and fury (we liked the little surprise ending after the typhoon!)

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