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Chiayi Art Museum

No. 101, Road Guangning, West District, Chiayi City, Taiwan 600002

Characteristics of Theme

Arts and Crafts
Painting Movies Crafts Sculpture

The Scale of the Museum

Single Museum

Opening Hours Entrance Fee

Customer Service Information



Chiayi Art Museum

  • Chiayi Art Museum
  • Chiayi Art Museum
  • Chiayi Art Museum
  • Chiayi Art Museum
  • Chiayi Art Museum

Establishment Purpose

  • On the basis of the art and culture of Chiayi as “the City of Paintings”, Chiayi Art Museum formulates its fundamental characteristics as a city art museum with pillars of diversified art development, i.e. “preservation and promotion of the spirit and glory of Chiayi as the City of Paintings”, “combination of aesthetics, art, and cultural creativity rooted in life and education”, and “enrichment of the content of a humanistic city of Chiayi region”. With “City of Paintings” at the core, the paintings as well as cultural spirit cumulated since the dawn of the 20th century is introduced to connect with the contemporary thinking and art creations, engaging art exploration across time. In addition, the unique cultural elements and geographical location of Chiayi are taken as the contents for investigation to plan for exhibitions and performances across discipline

Department Introduction

By setting its goal and development upon the art and cultural characteristics of Chiayi as the “the City of Paintings”, the museum hopes to plan exhibitions and art and cultural activities based on a contemporary vision to investigate and collate the art history of Chiayi, demonstrate the spirit of the city of paintings, pass down the past to the future, and let art engrain in the daily and culture through planning interdisciplinary international and domestic activities, hoping to enrich the cultural city contents of Chiayi. Under the leadership of Director Lai Yi-Hsin, the museum proposes multiple considerations covering collection and research, exhibition and education, and publication planning for the museum’s operations. The three main directions include: First, researches are conducted centering around the art history of Chiayi; second, explorations are initiated with contemporary artistry and interdisciplinary issues at the core; third, art and cultural activities across borders and local to Chiayi are bridged to usher in exchanges and various possibilities via artist-in-residence, exhibitions, and performances. The contents woven out with the three axes mentioned above shall braid essential contents orchestrated by Chiayi Art Museum, including exhibitions, performances, lectures, and seminars. By planning interdisciplinary exhibitions with a contemporary art vision, the above three directions will interweave and extend to become the important contents of all forms of exhibitions, performances, seminars, and conferences held by the museum. It is hoped that the art spirit and creation energy of Chiayi as “the City of Paintings” can link Chiayi and will be further disseminated to other cities in Taiwan and the world.

Construction Permit


Audience Services and Facilities

  • Lavatory
  • Breastfeeding Room
    Breastfeeding Room
  • Food and Beverage Area
    Food and Beverage Area
  • Children's or Parent-Child Center/Area
    Children's or Parent-Child Center/Area
  • Shops
  • Elevators
  • Information and  Service Desk
    Information and Service Desk
  • Gender-Friendly Space
    Gender-Friendly Space

Barrier-Free Service

  • Barrier-Free Lavatory
  • Barrier-Free Parking Space for Cars and Motorcycles
  • Barrier-Free Access (ramp)
  • Barrier-Free Elevator
  • Hospitality Service Desk
  • Friendly Guided Tour

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