Gallery I

The first gallery (314,6 m2) was built in 1962 and officially opened in 1974. The original compound comprised of the first gallery and the house of Affandi. It was built gradually and designed by Affandi himself. Affandi’s  house as well as the first gallery took shape of banana leaves. Affandi chose the shape of  banana leaves because of  specific reason. Once there was chicken pox out breaks which no way to cure it at that time, no vaccine or medicine. His brothers and sisters including Affandi were also exposed to chicken pox. So his parents used the banana leaves to cover their body in order to cool down it and not to be swarmed by flies. That story inspired him to adopt its shape for the roofing of his house and museum. A restropective works of Affandi are on display in this gallery, consist of sketches on papers; watercolor; pastel; and oil paintings on canvas, and a number of selected reproduction. Also his statues made form clay and cement, and a reproduction of statue depicting Affandi and his daughter Kartika and his favourite car a 1976 Mitsubishi Gallant.