The Singapore Art Museum focuses on international contemporary art practices, specialising in Singapore and Southeast Asia. 

Our Vision: The Singapore Art Museum will be pivotal among contemporary art museums in the region and on the region, inspiring humane and better futures. 

Our Mission: The Singapore Art Museum breathes Art into Life. Through contemporary art, making infinite room for everyone to think, feel, experience and imagine. 

Housed in a restored 19th century mission school, it opened its doors in 1996 as the first art museum in Singapore. Also known as SAM, the museum is now a contemporary art museum. 

SAM has built one of the world’s most important public collections of Southeast Asian contemporary artworks, with a growing component in international contemporary art. SAM draws from its collection and collaborates with international contemporary art museums to co-curate and present contemporary art exhibitions. Contemporary art of the region is also given international exposure through SAM’s travelling exhibition programme and collection loans. 

Visitors can extend their SAM experience through complementary and exhibition-related education and public programmes
such as:
* exhibition-related public programmes and workshops
* educational programmes and workshops which cover a diversity of art trends and contemporary art practices for all ages
* outreach programmes where SAM programmes are extended outside of the museum to schools, community centres, and partner locations
* SAM exhibition downloadable activity sheets for pre-schoolers, primary, secondary and tertiary level students.

To buy tickets for the 25th of March 2018 mouse, cat and elephant story telling activity for kids click here

Useful Contacts:

For public programs

For programmes such as film screenings, Curator Tours, Artist Talks, Seminars etc:
Phone: +65 66979 774 (Monday to Friday)

For General enquiries
Telephone: +65 65899 580

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Have you checked out Cinerama?

Take a trip down to SAM at 8Q and visit Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image of Southeast Asia, an exhibition examining issues of memory, identity, politics and the future of cinema. Take a picture of your favourite video work and don't forget to #CineramaSG. Exhibition on till 25 March 2018.

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Be sure to view AK-47 vs. M16

- an artwork by @the_propeller_group, which offers an interpretation of war as signified by two bullets – and representative of two conflicting ideologies – colliding into and against each other. On till 25 March 2018.

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Did you know that there are a total of 21 gel blocks in @the_propeller_group’s video work 'AK-47 vs. M16' and that each block was filmed using high-speed cameras? Join SAM Friday at 7.30pm for the meet-the-curator session during #SAMLateNights, and you'll have all your burning questions answered!

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The library is all decked out for this Sunday's storybook-making workshop! See what stories your child could come up with—you could be in for a lovely surprise! _ Date: Sunday, 25 March 2018 Venue: Tampines Regional Library Time: 3pm – 5pm Tickets: $10 Suitable for ages 7 and above (Children aged 7 - 10 may need parental assistance on sewing) - Click the link in main description above to buy tickets.

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