On a recent hot afternoon, and after our lunch at L’Usine Dong Khoi, we wandered up one more series of stairs to Galerie Quynh, an intimate contemporary art gallery that overlooks Dong Khoi street.
Galerie Quynh, a contemporary art gallery in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Recognized as one of Vietnam’s leading contemporary art galleries, Galerie Quynh has dedicated itself to the promotion of contemporary art practice in the country. The gallery keeps to its mission to support arts education and infrastructure development in Vietnam.
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Why We Like It
It’s small and intimate. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend thirty minutes or an hour after your coffee break or lunch, Galerie Quynh is the perfect place. Centrally located and overlooking the street, it’s a short climb up the same stairs leading up to L’Usine Dong Khoi.
There’s anywhere from three to five people on staff at any given time, more than enough to make sure each gallery patron is taken care of. The gallery curators are informed and knowledgeable about the collection. If you prefer to keep to yourself, they also pass out a pamphlet detailing the gallery’s current exhibition and pieces.
The interior design of the space reflects the pieces, contemporary and understated. It feels zenlike. A welcome addition to the area.
Tips for a Great Experience
Since it’s a small space, there is a possibility that it may be slightly overcrowded. I suggest going at off peak times to ensure a positive gallery viewing experience.
Also try reaching out to the staff in advance. And if possible, make sure that Quynh Pham, the gallery’s principal and director is there. She’s been in the trade for some time and has some interesting stories and future projects to share.
Need to Know
Location: 151/3 Đồng Khởi, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Hours: 10:00 – 18:00, Tuesday-Saturday. Closed, Sunday and Monday.
X-factor: It’s small but intimate. The pieces are well curated and the staff are well-informed and eager to help and share their knowledge of the art on display.