The Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum was established in September 1987 by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.
It is a classic yellow-and-white building with a modest Chinese influence that houses one of the more interesting collections in Vietnam, ranging from lacquer- and enamel-ware to contemporary oil paintings by Vietnamese and foreign artists. There are also works from renowned foreign artists exhibited there.
The museum also owns some priceless Cham, Indian, and Khmer art pieces, created between the 7th and 17th centuries. On the interior of the building is a unique old elevator reminiscent of the ones found in Paris, a work of art in itself.