Wed, Sep 12, 2018 - Page 13 News List

Taipei Fine Arts Museum is back where it started

The museum’s renovations, which closed it down for nine months, seem like a failed opportunity to address glaring issues and improve viewer experience

By Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff Reporter

The museum will likely never experience a shortage of teenagers or artsy 20-somethings. And the expected opening of the Tainan Art Museum later this year, the 2022 completion date earmarked for Taoyuan’s first municipal art museum, and the selection of the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts as a venue for two major international touring exhibitions — Yayoi Kusama’s A Dream I Dreamed in 2015 and Nude: Masterpieces from Tate this year — offer some hope for the future of the art museum sector in Taiwan.

But as the Taipei Fine Arts Museum prepares to celebrate its 35th anniversary, one cannot help but wonder why it’s still just getting started.

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