It was an initiative of Her Majesty the Queen Sirikit that lead to the opening of the Queen's Gallery on August 9, 2013. It's a place for Thai artists focusing on both new and unknown talents as well as senior famous artists. The Gallery is funded by a royal foundation and presents five floors of rotating exhibitions of modern and traditionally influenced Thai art. The contemporary building is sleek and the artists hail from the upper echelons of the conservative Thai art world.
There is a very interesting mix of works in a traditional style alongside some more avant-garde pieces, as well as some that mix the two. The galleries themselves present themselves in a very traditional way and tend to be quiet. The exhibits are neatly and calmly laid out. It is such a wonderful splash of the spectrum, and the monotones are a cool adrenalin dampening treat as well. There is even art in the lift!
Visitors can enjoy shopping for souvenirs especially designed by leading Thai artists, T-shirts, postcards, posters and books at The Gallery Shop. Right next to the Shop is a small Coffee Shop inviting you to sit down and reflect over a cup of coffee or tea or discuss your impressions with others.
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