Located 10 minutes drive away in the southern part of Ubud Palace, Museum Rudana has been opened since 1995; it is owned by Nyoman Rudana, a local politician and art enthusiast. Start at the top floor of this three-story museum, which features works in the traditional Balinese styles. The first and the lower floors display work by well-known Indonesian contemporary artists, including a big display of exquisite wooden sculptures. This museum built With the concept of Tri Hita Karana, he envisioned a building that combines spatial, environment: internal and external covering surrounding residents, which includes everything on the spatial structure: human, management, staff, the museum’s collection and all the factors that support the solid foundation of Museum Rudana.
Rudana Museum was inaugurated on December 26, 1995, by President Soeharto. Various paintings and sculptures are exhibited in this museum, artworks by Balinese artists, Indonesia artists and international artists. The arrangement of the artworks in this museum is always strived to reflect spatial values, aesthetic values and harmony with the concept of Balinese philosophy.
On the first and second floors, we can find many Indonesian modern paintings made by best national artists such as: Affandi, Basuki Abdullah, Soepono, Dullah, Fadjar Sidik, Abas Alibasah, Roedyat, Kartika Affandi, Nyoman Gunarsa, Made Wianta, Made Budhiana, Wayan Darmika and so on. Classical Balinese paintings are displayed on the third floor, Ubud style paintings, Batuan style paintings by I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, I Gusti Ketut Kobot, Ida Bagus Made, Wayan Bendi, Wayan Jujul and Srihadi Soedarsono.
The museum also displays works of international painters who ever lived in Bali, such as Antonio Blanco (Spain), Yuri Gorbachev (Russia), Jafar Islah (Kuwait), and Iyama Tadayuki (Japan).