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COMPASS MAGAZINE > September 2012
 

CMP Block Museum of Arts
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CMP Block Museum of Arts
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CMP Block Museum of Arts

257-2, TaiZhongGang (Taichung Port) Rd, Sec 1, West Dist.
0800 266 155 / 0800 002 688
Hours: Tue-Thurs, Sun 2-8 pm; Fri&Sat 2-9 pm
(open to 9 pm Fri/Sat; closed Mondays)

Located inside the white wall bamboo wall behind Park Lane by CMP shopping mall and facing Calligraphy Greenway, CMP Block Museum of Arts has been opened by a group of creative young artists. This facility, occupying a 2,500-ping space, is labeled as Taiwan's first open-air museum, making it a brand-new attraction for the city.

Funded by the CMP Pujen Foundation for Arts and Culture, this outdoors museum is nothing like conventional museums. Its collections are "blended" with the surroundings so that visitors can enjoy a beautifully-designed park-like setting. On its spacious, orderly lawn stand 11 little houses that are decorated in different themes, and are all very colorful and interesting, fully expressing and displaying the artists' personal styles and characteristics. --By Uvia Chang, translated by Angel Pu

A: This open-air museum adds yet another vivid, fun element to life in Taichung city.

B: The movement of desks and chairs from classrooms into the outdoors makes collections more interesting and attractive to young visitors.

CMP Block Museum of ArtsC. A corner of an indoor exhibit is shown here.

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