Are you having a rainy day in Taipei and want to take it slow? Then we suggest the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, located next to Yuanshan Expo Park. It's Taiwan's first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art, and it spans four floors in a minimalistic styled building. The exhibitions rotate every few months, but there's always a café and bookstore there where you can rest your feet.  


Take the Red Line in the direction of Tamsui from Zhongshan Station, and get off after three stops at Yuanshan Station. Choose exit number 1, walk through Yuanshan Park and cross the bridge to get over to the opposite side. Taipei Fine Arts Museum is the white building to your left. It's open Tuesday through Sunday from 9.30am to 5.30pm, and to 8.30pm on Saturdays. The entrance fee is NTD $30 for adults and $15 for kids.  


The biggest exhibition while we were there was Paul Chiang: A Retrospective, showing off the acclaimed Taiwanese artist's career. His art spans over five decades and includes everything from small oil paintings on paper, to 3D wire statues and canvases covering entire walls. 


One Minute: Taipei was a modern art exhibition with interactive elements. It was possible for visitors to rock climb a replica of Taipei 101 and several art pieces required the participation of staff members. The basement floor was dedicated to the exhibition Art In Motion, with different artists showcasing their DIY moving art pieces. 


If there's anything in specific you want to see, check the museum's web page, otherwise we recommend just showing up and discovering the current exhibitions on your own.