Sophie's Art Tour - Ha Noi: Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum - Art Galleries
Tuesday to Saturday
Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh city. Vietnam
Tours run from 9am – 1pm Tuesday to Saturday. Later tours, Sunday tours and tours including lunch can be organised upon request. We also offer a range of specialist tours including our Family Tour, Children’s Workshop, Student Tour and in Ho Chi Minh City we are currently developing an Architecture Tour.
You will join Sophie’s Art tour, to be taken deep into Hanoi’s art world, and to explore how the country’s history has influenced its artists over the years. First stop will be the Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum where you will see works from the French colonial period and both Indochina Wars. After that you will travel to Art Vietnam, run by a renowned American dealer who is dedicated to discovering exceptional artists who are singular and passionate in their expression,. AFter that you will visit several contemporary art spaces finishing at Manzi where the future of Vietnamese contemporary art will be discussed in a presentation.
Sophie's Art Tour - Ho Chi Minh City: HCM Fine Arts Museum - Art Galleries
Meet at a café at 9am to enjoy traditional Vietnamese sweet coffee and have an overview of the tour. View a private collection of works housed in a traditional Saigon villa by students who studied at the first French founded School of Fine Arts. Innovative use of visual aids compares the striking similarities between Vietnamese students of the 1920’s to their contemporaries in Paris.
Continue to the impressive HCMC Fine Arts Museum, a stunning example of Sino-French architecture, to learn how artists have been tools of the government during resistance, revolution and reconstruction of a nation. The artworks from Northern and Southern artists before and after re-unification demonstrate how politics lead to Vietnam’s 90’s art market boom.
The last stop is a contemporary art gallery which works with Vietnamese and international artists nurturing experimentation and creating opportunities for emerging artists. Meet with the Director and talk about the current exhibition. End the tour with a final discussion about the future of Vietnamese art in an international context and what that means for the next generation of Vietnamese artists.