This Museum located in band which is strategic enough, Located beside the street in Banda Village, Takmung about 3 Km west of the Town of Semarapura, Klungkung Regency. The Museum built with a Modern Bali architect.
This Museum have various classic painting of Bali, either from the past, new and also former epoch result of masterpiece from its owner, I Nyoman Gunarsa. I Nyoman Gunarsa is one of the painter which distinguish for coming from Bali.Most of his masterpiece painting was taken from Bali folklore, and Hindu Dharma legend. Thats make his style of painting different from the other. Its masterpieces taken from artistry of Bali, like folk dance, traditional music, Balinese ceremony, and environmental variety.
About Nyoman Gunarsa:
I Nyoman Gunarsa (1994, Banda, Klungkung, Bali) is a graduate of the Akademi Seni Rupa Indonesia (ASRI, Indonesian Academy of Fine Arts) in Yogyakarta, central Java, where he also was a lecturer for many years. In 1970 he helped establish the Sanggar Dewata Indonesia (Superior Indonesian Art Studio) for contemporary Indonesia Art.
Gunarsa was an invited artist for the "Art of Bali" exhibitions at the East-West Center in Honolulu Hawaii, in1998. He established the Museum Seni Lukis Kontemporer Indonesia (Museum of Contemporary Indonesian Painting) in Yogyakarta in 1989, and the Museum Seni Lukis Klasik Bali (Museum of Classical Balinese Painting) in Klungkung in 1994. His expressionistic style works feature offerings, dancers, and wayang (puppets).
- Dharma Kusuma (Bali, 1994)
- Museum Nasional (Jakarta, Indonesia)
- East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaii)
- British Council (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1971)
- International Young Artists (New York, U.S.A., 1973)
- East-West Center (Honolulu, 1998)
- Festival of Indonesia (U.S.A., 1990-1992)
- Gate Foundation (Amsterdam, Holland, 1993)
- Singapore Art Museum (1994)
- Museum Nasional (Jakarta, 1995)
- Center for Strategic and International Studies (Jakarta , 1996)
- Indonesia-Japan Friendship festival (Morioka, Tokyo, 1997)
Gunarsa’s studio remains in the museum, and his works are on display in the western building. Gunarsa’s works range from abstract, to paintings of musicians and Balinese dancers. His works use bright colors and also feature scenes from Balinese daily life.
Gunarsa was born in the nearby village of Banda, and originally started the museum as part of his bhaktiyoga (service) to the art world. The museum has a large collection works by Balinese contempory artists, as well as art from temples that were in the process of renovation.
Stone and wood statues occupy the main building as well as classical works from the 17th-19th century. The upstairs section has traditional Balinese artwork, historical items, furniture, masks, sculptures, embroidery. These pieces often use the Ramayana and Mahabharata as their theme. A collection of gamelan instruments is used by Balinese school children to practice, music and dance.