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Singapore Art Museum
Contemporary Art Exhibitions

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) advocates and presents the contemporary art of Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. Opened in January 1996 as a museum under the National Heritage Board of Singapore, SAM is housed in a restored 19th century mission school and has amassed one of the world's largest public collection of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks.  The museum's extension building, SAM at 8Q, was opened in August 2008, expanding the museum's gallery space for fresh, multi-disciplinary, interactive and community-oriented programming.

Since 2009, SAM focussed its programming and collections development initiatives around contemporary Southeast Asian art and art practices.  The museum works closely with artists, draws from its collection and collaborates with leading international museums to present shows covering both local and international art practices, as well as cutting edge art expressions. The contemporary art of the region is given international exposure through the museum's travelling exhibitions programme and collection loans.

Through its exhibitions, educational and multi-disciplinary programming, audiences experience and understand contemporary Asia at SAM.  The museum facilitates education, exchange, research and development of contemporary art within the region and internationally.

By fostering artists, growing new audiences, and creating collaborative opportunities between arts organisations and practitioners, the Museum develops a diverse, thriving art environment that engages with the most urgent social and cultural transformations of our time and of the region.

SAM is also the organiser of the Singapore Biennale.

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  • Free admission for Singaporeans, PRs and visitors 6 years and below.
  • Free admission every Friday from 6pm to 9pm and on Open House days.

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  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.

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  • No food and drinks.
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  • Tickets are only valid for the stipulated date and are valid for 1 day.

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S$2 ticket for Non Singaporean/PR Senior Citizen (age 60 yrs & abv) and Non Singaporean/PR Student.
[Verification: Full Time students with valid student pass.]
Please note that random checks on concession tickets will be conducted at the point of entry.

Patrons unable to present proof of eligibility are required to upgrade their concession tickets to full price tickets.

Through SISTIC Hotline and Authorised Agents Only
S$3.80 ticket for Group Booking of min 20 tickets.

Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth Family Night at the Museum
Singapore Art MuseumImaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth Family Night at the MuseumJoin us for a night of fun and parent-child bonding at the museum as a SAM curator introduces you to the artworks and brings you on a journey of discovery around Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth.Recommended for children age 7 and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth 6 May 2017 – 27 August 2017SAM at 8QExplorers of the land! How much do you know about the planet we inhabit? The Singapore Art Museum welcomes you back to the 7th edition of our family focused exhibition Imaginarium: To the Ends of the Earth. Taking a closer look at the surroundings and environments we reside in, we see how people, flora, and fauna, adapt to their ever-changing surroundings. With the technological progress we have made, we now have better insight into far-flung locations, and are better connected than before, but are we really any closer to appreciating earth’s many marvels? Through inspiring and engaging artworks, Imaginarium 2017 introduces explorers to new ways of seeing and experiencing the world around us.
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Event Date
Tue, 9 May - Sun, 27 Aug 2017

Sat - Thu: 10am - 7pm
Fri: 10am - 9pm

Ticket Pricing
(Excludes Booking Fee)

Standard: S$5 (Non-Singaporean Adult)
Free Admission for Singaporeans