Open time: All days (including holidays)
Morning: 7h30 AM – 11h30 PM
Afternoon: 13h00 PM – 17h00 PM
20.000VND/ticket for children from 6 to 18
Free entrance for children under 6 years old
Le Ba Dang Art Foundation is located on 15 Le Loi street – the most beautiful street of ancient Hue city by Perfume Riverside. More than 400 art works are attractively, luxuriously and originally exhibited here in a quiet and romantic space with a modern style. LeBaDang’s works are a lissome and elegant beauty combination of two Eastern – Western cultures on various materials such as: oils-paint, water colors, acrylic on canvas, silk, synthetic papers, and other materials made by himself. In addition to drawings, some sculptures made of woods, stainless steel, America’s B52 wreck, metal and concrete are exhibited…that creates a variety of unique models.
Ten years since its founding, Le Ba Dang Art Foundation has orgnised many exhibitions in the country as well as collaborated with domestic and foreign organizations, individuals, art schools and exhibitions of art pieces bring great success. To build and develop Le Ba Dang Art Foundation to become a venue for cultural and artistic activities in order to the needs of enjoy a work of art of the Vietnam and nternational tourists.
In 2009: In October 2009, Le Ba Dang Art Foundation co-ordinated with the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum to organize exhibitions of works by Le Ba Dang painter with the theme of “Le Ba Dang Art “.
In 2011: On the occasion of the 36thanniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Unification,
International Labor Day, Uncle Ho’s 121st birthday and to honor a talented overseas Vietnamese people, on April 28th2011, Vietnam Museum of Revolution and Thua Thien- Hue Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Le Ba Dang Art Foundation organised an exhibition of artworks on the “Revolutionary War in Le Ba Dang Art” at Vietnam Museum of Revolution. From July 1st 2011 to September30th 2011, Le Ba Dang Art Foundation held an exhibition of works which Le Ba Dang donated in France to the representatives of Thua Thien Hue leaders with the name “Le Ba Dang Space”
In 2015: On February 4, Le Ba Dang Art Foundation held an exhibition with the theme of “Flowers of all things” on the occasion of the New Year 2015. The exhibition introduced 50 works, including 23 works by Le Ba Dang painter on the subject of Woman and Flower with oil painting, embossing and gold printing techniques. The remaining 27 works are painted by 6 women artists in Hue city which on oil paintings, silk, acrylic …
On March 7,Thua Thien- Hue Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Le Ba Dang Art Foundation held a commemoration of the death of artist LeBa Dang to acknowledge the artist’s contribution to the country’s art and pay tribute to his departure.
Lebadang (Le – surname, Ba – middle name and Dang – last name) is an artist who was born on June 27th 1921, in La Bich Dong village (Trieu Phong district, Quang Tri province, which is near Hue City – the ancient capital of Vietnam). He passed away on March 7th 2015 in Paris at the age of 94. He was a French-Vietnamese painter, engraver and sculptor.
He spent most of his life in France, a part of his life in the United States and Japan.
When he was a child, he had felt the need to break out of poverty on the land of Quang Tri province – where the fields are dry and plants are burnt through the year, so he emigrated to France.
In 1939, at his full 18 years old, he voluntarily participated in the Native Worker (M.O.I) of the Ministry of France Labor.
He was one of « the Indochinese soldiers – workers » who were usually employed by the French State at the beginning
of the Second World War to replace French workers mobilized and worked mainly in the gunpowder factory.
1940: In March 1940, after a process of transition to Daumettes new prison in Marseille, he joined a barrack like many other Indochinese solider-workers.
1940 – 1941: Being prisoner of the Germans for more than 14 months, he escaped and returned to the former unit in Camargue – where he worked on the granary along with the other Indochinese solider-workers.
Antoine Lannuzel December 10th, 2009 (from www.lexpress.fr) Enlisting in the army, and being bullied… The Indochinese soldiers were at last highly recognized in Arles, France; during the occupied time they were taken to the “white gold” zone, hence an incredible and unexplored story. Camargue rice…