Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

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Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts
Address: 97 Phó Đức Chính, Quận 1.

Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts is the major art museum of HCM City, Vietnam, and second in the country only to the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi.

The museum covers three three-floor buildings which house a collection featuring Vietnamese art works in sculpture, oil, silk painting and lacquer painting, as well as traditional styles including woodcut paintings in the Hàng Trống, Đông Hồ, and Kim Hoàng styles, as well as Vietnamese ceramics and a collection of ancient Buddhist art.[1] The first floor also includes a commercial gallery of art works. Archaeological exhibits such as some of the country's best Champa and Óc Eo relics are displayed on the third floor.[2]

The main building was constructed by a French architect Rivera between 1929 and 1934 as a villa for the Hua (Hui-Bon-Hoa) family. The museum moved there in 1987.[3]


  1. ^ Frommer's Vietnam: with Angkor Wat Ron Emmons - 2012 Page 310 "Three floors house an evolving modern collection, featuring new and established Vietnamese artists' works in sculpture, oil, and lacquer, as well as a nice collection of ancient Buddhist artwork and some Cham statuary."
  2. ^ Jan Dodd, Mark Lewis, Ron Emmons The Rough Guide to Vietnam 4th edition 2003 Page 96 "Ho Chi Minh City's Fine Art Museum (Tues-Sun, 9am-4.45pm; small admission fee) is worth a visit to view some of the country's best Cham and Oc Eo relics on the third floor. The first floor is given over to commerce in the form of art works on"
  3. ^ Information on display in the museum building

Coordinates: 10°46′10″N 106°42′00″E / 10.76944°N 106.70000°E / 10.76944; 106.70000