Taipei Fine Arts Museum
181, Section 3, ZhongShan N. Road, Taipei 104, Taiwan
886 (02) 2595-7656
You know what I find sad? That there was a place that I visited in Taipei that I could only appreciate because I saw it for myself but am unable to share it with you. See, we were not allowed to take pictures 🙁
Anyway, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum started on December 24, 1983. This museum showcases modern art work. I’ve heard that it is the only museum devoted to promote & display such art pieces. The Taipei Fine Arts Museum features works from the permanent collection as well as exhibits that change every now and then.
When we visited last time, the exhibit was Pixar: 20 Years of Animation. Yep that Pixar company that was started by Steve Jobs. This exhibition featured over 500 items that includes paintings, storyboards, sketches, short films, multimedia presentations & details of the production process.
The flow of the exhibit goes like this:
- Pixar History
- Concept of the Characters
- Creating Believable Worlds
- Animated Film Special Features
- The Art of Pixar’s Short Films
- Zeotrope (Journey of Life)
- Meet the artists, how is a Pixar film made? Interactive Kiosks
- Lai Chuan-Chien: 80th Anniversary Retrospective
- Jewel of 25 years Museum Collection
- The Rhythm of Forms & Colors – Yin-Huei Chen: A Retrospective Exhibition
We kinda wasted 1.5 hours in the place as I left my phone with my mom who opted to just wait for me to finish. I was looking for her at the lobby but she was waiting at the basement. I went to the reception desk to seek for help. I asked if they could announce my mom’s name and ask her to meet me at the reception. The personnel declined and said that they could only help people who have missing children! What the hell right? I was extremely disappointed and ended up waiting at the lobby for almost 2 hours until my mom finally decided to go up to the lobby and look for me there 🙁
Well, lesson learned. Don’t be too naive to follow the rules. Their rules stated that camera phones & cameras are not allowed. I should have brought it with me. We could have used the time to go to nearby museums. Such a waste of time. tsk tsk!
Not much pictures in the photo album I made for Taipei Fine Arts Museum.