A Guided Visit with Discussion over Tea with A Master Painter

Born out of the early dream of the Pita Maha Association that was formed to protect Balinese Art from commercialization, the museum Puri Lukisan which is the 1956 embodiment of this dream, offers a glimpse into the history of Balinese painting and sculpture.

The museum’s collection, a heritage rescued from Bali’s past, was gathered by Tjokorda Gede Agung Sukawati with the support of renown Dutch painter and Bali resident Rudolf Bonnet.


Our program begins with a delicious breakfast at DAPUR Usada, our restaurant. We will then meet at the museum, which is located in the heart of Ubud.  

Set amidst lush gardens and surrounded by trees and ponds, the museum has four pavilions that are built in Balinese style architecture each hosting works of art by Balinese master painters such as Lempad, Sobrat, Gelgel and Doblong, just to name a few. 

We will be greeted and introduced to the collection by the museum director Pak Tjok Bagus. As we visit each gallery, there will be time for the guest to appreciate the paintings and give space to their own imagination. 

At the end of our program, we will have an opportunity to sit in the garden over tea with our senior artist friend, I Gusti Nyoman Darta (see below). He will allow us time for a conversation about the world of art in Ubud.


Pak Tjok Bagus is the director of Puri Lukisan Museum since 1997. He has a passion to keep the Balinese culture and arts alive. He is a member of the Royal family. 

I Gusti Nyoman Darta is the nephew of the legendary I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Ubud’s most famous artist. Born in 1950, he became a full- time resident of Ubud Palace at the young age of 5. Pak Darta held many positions at the palace which allowed him to mentor under the last King of Ubud, as well as begin his artistic career under the watchful eye of Lempad. Darta’s experiences over the last 60+ years are of an era now past – he is indeed a keeper of Ubud history


  • Breakfast by Dapur Usada
  • Short introduction to the museum
  • Visit the museum galleries
  • Discussion in the garden over tea with master painter Pak Darta


  • Breakfast by Dapur Usada
  • Entrance fee to the museum
  • Guided tour with the museum director
  • Tea and snack with master painter 


Dapur Usada Bali, Ubud

Puri Lukisan Museum, Ubud 


Approx. 3.5 hours


Please note that a minimum of 4 persons is required for this experience


09.00 – 10.00   Breakfast at Dapur Usada

10.00 – 10.15     Travel to Puri Lukisan Museum (near the Ubud Palace)

10.30 – 11.00     Introduction from Pak Tjok Bagus: A Brief History of the Museum

11.00 – 12.00     Visit the four wings of the museum

12.00 – 12.30    Tea in the garden and discussion with master painter I Gusti Nyoman Darta