關渡美術館 Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (KdMoFA), situated within the campus of Taipei National University of the Arts, was constructed alongside the mountain slope, overlooking the Kuandu Plain. It is the very first professional museum operated by a university of arts in Taiwan. Through academic research, professional pedagogy, and mutual inspiration of creativity, KdMoFA is expected to be an inter-disciplinary realm of art, full of space and young energy, providing extraordinary interpretation of exhibition. A 6-story tall museum, comprising 9 galleries and 2 outdoor plazas, offers 2,400 square meters of exhibition space in total, with an organic style of flexibility as if it is a piece of contemporary art itself. The varied colors of the Kuandu Plain due to seasonal changes is the field depth of the Museum, while the eruptive energy of artists embodies the spiritual core of variety of KdMoFA.
The main construction of KdMoFA was completed in 1996. After its first exhibition "Waves Striking: One Hundred Years of Taiwanese Arts" in 2001, the Museum received funds from Ministry of Education for its interior design, and consequently reopened in March 2005. KdMoFA, with proactive and professional curating as its heart, maintains a unique artistic space rich in energy and creativity, so as to accomplish the missions as a museum of university in exhibition, research and collection, art education, and international communication. As such, KdMoFA shall be a sphere encompassing all the imagination of art as well as creativity of culture.