Must-visit Top 5 best Saigon art galleries

In the rapidly evolving and ever-changing art scene, galleries have become an important venue for local artists to promote their work and connect the community of art lovers. Here are 5 of Saigon's most distinctive art galleries to give visitors a closer look at the incredible talent in the city.

  1. Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts

This museum, ranked number one in the city, is a magnificent building typical of Asian architecture. This vast complex has a fascinating blend of French and Chinese architectural styles. It was owned by a Chinese businessman, one of the richest men in the city at the building's construction.

The first floor is dedicated to exhibitions, exhibitions, painting businesses, and art organizations. The second floor displays sculptures and contemporary art. The top floor displays collections of ancient art, modern art, and traditional Vietnamese handicrafts. The museum is not only a place to display artifacts of art and painting history. It is also a unique architectural work. 


Address: 97A Pho Duc Chinh, Nguyen Thai Binh Ward, District 1 


Saigon Outcast was created from three old containers placed on an empty lot near the river, next to the modern buildings of the Thao Dien area. It's a place for art exhibitions or installations, where independent films are screened in regular Thursday night screenings. Moreover, it lets music explodes amid free and open space in the weekend concert program, also is the favorite play stage.

Especially Saigon Outcast is very enthusiastic about supporting new artists and street art. Here you will encounter large walls for graffiti artists to be creative. It also sets up a gentle slope for skaters, organizes international reggae music shows with Jamaican DJs, organizes X-games festival, shows large displacement motorcycles, Paper cutting art, modern design ideas... All have created a new breath of improvisation and attraction for young people. 


Address: 118/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, District 2, HCMC  


This gallery is located in the center of most districts, cleverly using sliding panels to display works, making the best use of the narrow space of the gallery. The owner of this gallery is amiable and hospitable. She is willing to share details of each work and briefly introduce some artists from all over the country. This private gallery has been in operation since the 90s. It displays a wide range of jobs, from portrait-style paintings to contemporary works. If you have a free weekend, inviting your friend to check in this Saigon art gallery is a worthy choice. 


Address: 100 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Ben Nghe, HCMC 


Craig Thomas Gallery is one of the city's oldest galleries. However, there are many works of contemporary art here. Founded in 2009, it features works by emerging artists, along with trendy names. Craig Thomas Gallery represents many award-winning contemporary Vietnamese artists in painting, sculpture, and other genres. More specifically, this gallery always holds exhibitions throughout the year. Like most other galleries, many of the pictures on display here always contain meaningful messages behind the drawings. Craig Thomas Gallery's main exhibition space is located in a quiet corner of District 1, HCMC. Ho Chi Minh City, not far from the city center. 


Address: 27 Tran Nhat Duat, Tan Dinh ward, District 1 


Duc Minh is one of Vietnam's most important art collectors who has saved essential works dating from the Vietnam War and is in danger of being destroyed. His son, Bui Quoc Chi, has continued the family legacy by conserving many works dating from 1920 to 1990. Currently, the Duc Minh dynasty houses over 500 pieces of the association. Vietnamese painting, with famous names of the 20th-century Vietnamese art village such as Nguyen Gia Tri, To Ngoc Van, Nguyen Tuong Lan, Tran Van Can, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Duong Bich Lien, Nguyen Sang, and Bui Xuan Phai. 

The exciting thing about Duc Minh gallery is that it always has many works by famous modern authors. This is also a meeting place for international art collectors and art critics when coming to Ho Chi Minh City. 


Address: 31C Le Quy Don, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City 

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