For most visitors to Bangkok, the country’s culture and art are experienced in the city’s temples, markets, or Royal Palace. However, since its opening in 2008, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre has been changing that perception. The multi-use building includes spaces for visual arts including design, music, theatrical performances, and film. Visit the innovative People’s Gallery on the second floor, where anyone can submit their artistic work for consideration and have it displayed if approved by the museum's jury. The building itself is of cultural interest as well. Architect Robert G. Boughey, born in Pennsylvania but a resident of Bangkok for almost 50 years, designed a contemporary museum that incorporated elements inspired not just by traditional Thai architecture, but also the worlds of Thai dance and design.
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