Originally a group of European-style shophouses built in the 1930s during the reign of King Rama V, the site has since been converted into a single, four-storey space exhibiting contemporary art by Thai artists. The centre’s seven exhibition rooms provide ample space for many art forms including large-scale mixed-media works. Art lovers in addition to architecture enthusiasts will find much to admire at Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center. In late afternoon outside the front of the building, food venders set up shop and artists gather their wares, creating a delightful scene for enjoying street food while you shop for an art piece or perhaps have a quick portrait drawn.
Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.; closed on public holidays. Free admission for all. You can get to the art centre from Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit Sukhumvit by taxi in approximately 20 minutes.