One of the longest running art spaces in Jakarta, Galeri Hadiprana fist opened its doors in 1962, a time when Jakarta was a very different place. Back then, the gallery was one of the only spaces in the city where Indonesian artists could exhibit their work. In fact, Hendra Hadiprana set up the venture specifically to provide space for up-and-coming artists after he came back to Jakarta from studying in the Netherlands. Throughout the years, Hadiprana has mentored fresh talent who were to become some of Indonesia’s most famous artists, including Yusuf Affendi and Made Gunawan. The gallery, which is not located in a new space in the trendy neighbourhood of Kemang, still hosts regular exhibitions of paintings, sculptures and photography, among many others.
- The Jakarta Art Center Taman Ismail Marzuki
TIM, located at Jalan Cikini Raya is dedicated to the advancement of the arts and culture in its multiple forms. Here are performance theaters, cinemas, exhibition halls, galleries, archives, restaurants and cafes and there is also a planetarium as well as the Academy for the Arts. Dramas, musical, films, recitals are daily performed here.
- Setu Babakan Betawi Cultural Village
Setu Babakan or the Babakan Lake is located at Jagakarsa. The area is specially earmarked for the preservation and advancement of Betawi
- Jakarta Performing Art Theater
Gedung Kesenian Jakarta is a heritage building from Dutch colonial days, where artists regularly perform traditional and modern drama, concerts, and musicals. Built in 1821 its construction is in neo-renaissance style and was called the Theater Schouwburg Weltevreden or the Pasar Baru Theater since it is located just across the popular Pasar Baru shopping center.