Museum Activity: 9-Day Art Exhibition Kicked Off At National Museum (Yangon)

20 February 2019

National Museum in Yangon organized the second edition of museum activity art exhibition on Wednesday.

The art exhibition aims to build up a habit of collecting artworks of experienced artists for young generation.

Yangon Region Minister for Rakhine Ethnic Affairs U Zaw Aye Maung attended the opening ceremony and pointed out the role of government in providing support for Myanmar artists and help searching market for them.

A total of 74 paintings – 6 watercolor paintings, 28 oil paintings and 40 acrylic paintings of 74 Myanmar experienced and young talented artists are on display at the art exhibition.

Artist, Hla Tun said “My oil painting is showcasing the culture of Innwa era such as religious buildings, pagoda and transportation type of that era – horse cart. These days, it is difficult to find horse carts even in rural areas. I went to the place where horse carts still exists, took a picture and drew the painting based on that to show the transportation type of older eras to new generation.”

Besides the display of art exhibition, the museum education programme named “Interaction between Museum and Artists” and panel discussions will be held during the exhibition.

On top of that, this year exhibition is so special with the programme to sell paintings with 8x6 ft frame to the visitors with only 30,000 kyats by drawing lots.

Artist, Nu Yin said “I drew the painting based on a photo of Amay Su taken at her visit to Kachin state. Mine is 4x3 feet oil painting. I usually draw paintings of Amay Su to reflect her efforts especially in peace process. I proudly drew the painting of her wearing Kachin traditional clothing.”

The 9-day art exhibition is free to visit during museum opening times until the 28th of February.