The Private Museum (TPM) Singapore is pleased to present Search and Discover: The Joy of Collecting – Selections from the Yeap Lam Yang Collection. TPM revisits its foundation of bridging the private and the public in this year’s final and largest exhibition that forms part of the museum’s 10th anniversary programming, featuring an array of private collections in Singapore.

Co-curated by Aaron Teo and Beverly Yong, the exhibition features 65 carefully selected works by 35 artists from the Asia-Pacific region from the Yeap Lam Yang collection, spanning over three decades. While the works are categorically small—the exhibition’s curatorial theme intentionally limits the size of the works to 60 cm by 60 cm—there is nary a “smallness” in their significance. Each work is precious and treasured, each a symbolic step into the collector’s foray into the art world as a patron and supporter of the arts.

Search and Discover: The Joy of Collecting unravels the process of exhibition-making and reveals the joy of collecting; discovering and revisiting artists, a rekindling of old relationships, and a forging of new ones. Yeap Lam Yang’s apt reminder that “there is good art everywhere waiting to be uncovered” is an invitation to all viewers to chart their individual, personal journeys in search and discovery of art and artists, new and familiar.

Artists: Birdhead, Chang Fee Ming, Chen KeZhan, Chou Yu-Cheng, Kirsten Coelho, Dang Xuan Hoa, Anju Dodiya, Atul Dodiya, Gan Siong King, Guo Hongwei, Han Sai Por, Dusadee Huntrakul, Hu Yun, Roslisham Ismail@Ise, Mella Jaarsma, Kuo Yu-Ping, Sarah Lai, Michael Lee, Lee Wen, Richard Lewer, Lin Yen Wei, Noel McKenna, Latiff Mohidin, Ryo Naruse, Ni Jui Hung, Ni Youyu, Aditya Novali, Alvin Ong, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Shi Hu, Wilson Shieh, Arpita Singh, Wong Hoy Cheong, Yunizar, Robert Zhao Renhui















Coming soon.



Thursday, 22 October 2020
10 AM – 9 PM (operating hours extended)
The Private Museum

Please note that entry into the museum will be limited to ensure safe distancing and prevent huge gatherings. Usual operating hours will resume on Friday, 23 October 2020 from 10 AM to 7 PM.


20 to 22 November 2020
The Private Museum

As part of the SG Art Gallery Weekend, The Private Museum is organising a series of guided tours and workshops of the museum for the whole family to enjoy during the weekend. The workshop caters to children ages 6-12, for them to enjoy creating their own artworks. Art materials will be provided, so just bring your creative juices along!

Friday, 20 November: 3PM to 4:30PM
Saturday, 21 November: 10:30AM to 12PM
Sunday 22 November: 10:30AM to 12PM