Exterior view of the Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok. Courtesy the Jim Thompson Art Center
Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Jim Thompson Art Center is situated in the same compound as the unique and famous Jim Thompson House Museum. Serving as a haven for Bangkok’s local and international arts and cultural communities, the center is increasingly gaining a reputation as a place for artists to mingle, interact, and exchange dialogue. In conjunction with its exhibitions, the center’s activities include parties, events, seminars, lectures, and workshops.
The Art Center is operated under the James HW Thompson Foundation, named for the American businessman who assembled a Thai and Southeast Asian art collection in his traditional teak home. The center’s mission is to nurture artistic activities and create public awareness of both contemporary and traditional arts within today’s context.