181 zhongshan north road section 3, Taipei
Phone: +886 2 25957656

Taipei Fine Arts Museum

In 1976, followed the central government’s policy of enhancing cultural construction, Taipei City Government decided to build a high-standard museum in the city. The construction was inaugurated in October of 1980, when Mr. Lee Teng-Hui was the Mayor. It was completed in January of 1983. In the same year, Ms. Martha Su from the National Palace Museum was appointed as the head of the museum’s Preparatory Office. On August 8, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum was officially opened and its opening exhibition was unveiled on December 24,1983.

On September 6, 1986, Dr. Huang Kuang-Nan was appointed the director by the Education Minister of Taipei City. Dr. Huang Kuang-Nan was later appointed Director of the National Museum of History on February 27,1995 . His successor, Mr. Chang Chen-Yu was appointed as the director by the Deputy Mayor Chen Shih-Meng on September 7, 1995. On June 4,1996, Director Chang was replaced by Ms. Liu Pao-Kuei, deputy director of Education Ministry. On November 8, Mayor Chen Shui-Bian appointed Dr. Lin Mun-Lee, an associate professor of the National Taipei Teachers College, as the Museum's director. On July 31, 2000, Director Lin resigned from her four-year term. After Dr. Lin’s departure, Mr. Huang Tsai-Lang, then the deputy director of the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, took up the post on September 1, 2000, whose tenure extended till March 26, 2007.

On August 16 of 2007, Ms. Hsieh Hsiao-yun(Jean Wang, )former director of Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County was appointed as the deputy director of Taipei City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the acting director of Taipei Fine Arts Museum. [ Read all ]

Permanent Collection

The goal of the Museum’s collection focuses on acquiring representative, creative, and outstanding works by significant local and overseas artists. The collection includes works from the beginning of the twentieth century, alongside artworks from the nineteenth century. We wish to continue the collection system of Chinese art where the National Palace Museum has left off in collecting Chinese antiques. Our collection is characterized by the art history of Taiwan and its modern features.

The department is responsible for the acquisition, management, research and promotion of the artworks in the specific areas mentioned above. Its goal is to accumulate important assets of art for the general public, and to properly maintain, manage and utilize them. At the same time, the department conducts research on the collection. Through related exhibitions, publications and educational activities, it allows the combination of art and life and makes the collection accessible to everyone.


Adult admission: $30 NT
Concessions: $15 NT

Opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday 09:30 to 17:30. Open on national holidays.
Closed Mondays
Saturday Night from 17:30 to 20:30 Free admission.

Getting there

By Mrt:
Take the Tamshui lineto Yuanshan station. After exiting the station, follow JiuQuan St., and then turn left onto ZhongShan N. Rd. It is about a ten-minute walk from the station to the museum's front entrance.
By Bus:
The following buses stop at the Yuanshan stop, right in front of the 21, 40, 42, 47, 208, 216, 217, 218, 220, 224, 247, 260, ,268, 277, 279, 287, 294, 308, 310, 612, the Zongshan line, the Taipei-jinshan line, and the Taipei-Sanzhi line.


1A, 1B
Visitor service areas, including the Information Center, Admissions, and Souvenir Sales, are located in the museum's bright and spacious lobby. The first-floor Galleries 1A and 1B, with walls 6 meters high and a 3-story courtyard, provide flexible space for major national and international exhibitions

2A, 2B
The museum's permanent collection is displayed in Galleries 2A and 2B on the second floor. Here, displays of art work, which rotate every six months, highlight various topics and themes in the history of modern art.

3A, 3B, 3C
On the third floor, Galleries 3A, 3B, and 3C display thematic exhibitions. The double-cross floor plan provides extensive gallery space, and the windows offer excellent views of the museum's natural setting.

D, E, F, G
Located in the museum's basement, Galleries D, E, F, and G are available by application to young artists, and also host major art competitions and group exhibitions. Coordinating the museum's educational activities, basement area G comprises an Arts Library, Auditorium, Art Education Center, Bookstore, and Food and Beverage Court. The area enhances visitor's experiences by offering a place for them to read, attend lectures, take classes, and to eat and drink.

Museum internal and external photos (2)

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