(28apr08) Nyoman Gunarsa, one of the most respected and successful modern artists in Indonesia, established this museum and arts centre (admissions adult/child 10,000Rp/free; open 9am-5pm daily) near his some village. The huge three-storey building exhibits an impressive variety of older pieces, including stone- and woodcarvings, architectural, antiques, masks, ceramics and textile. Many of the classical painting are on bark paper and are some of the oldest surviving examples of this style. The top floor is devoted to Gunarsa's own work of colorful, semi abstract depictions of traditional dancers and musicians.
There's a large performance space down stairs, and some find examples of traditional architecture just outside. The museum is about 6km from Semarapura, near a bend on the road to Denpasar look for the mannequin policeman at the base of a large statue nearby.