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National Art Museum Of China, Beijing

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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3.8/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
Visit National Art Museum Of China to admire modern and contemporary Chinese fine arts, as well as folk arts of cultural significance, spanning four floors and 21 galleries. See the fine arts section displaying modern Chinese and foreign artworks, including oil paintings, frescos, calligraphy, woodcuts, and prints. Among the fine arts, you can see works by legenderay cubist Pablo Picasso. Some of most compelling exhibits in the folk collection include shadow puppets, a great example of Chinese cultural heritage, and paper artwork, popular in the country's rural areas. Admire fine porcelain and lacquer work, then discover the rich world of Chinese traditional costumes. Explanations come in Chinese with brief English translations. Make National Art Museum Of China part of your personalized Beijing itinerary using our Beijing vacation builder.
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  • Spent about an hour at the National Art Museum. A passport is needed to gain entry, which is free of charge. On a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), this museum ranked about 4. Thought it was arranged wel...  read more »
  • Did that ride in the back of the forbidden city. So, I recommend to organize the itinerary to make this combination. The Museum is very nice with free access upon presentation of passports. This is modern art revealing the latest aspects history of mainland China. It's worth it.
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  • Thus museum has enormous space full with huge galleries... Painting collections are absolutely amazing... go there soon cause there are so many collections to see including chinese opera dolls and chi...  read more »
  • It's a 550 m walk (10 min) from exit E of the Dongsi metro station on line 5. Free admittance with a passport. There are five floors with exhibits on puppets, calligraphy, and paintings. All items are beautifully arranged, behind glass with a direct spotlight, with simple English names but there's no further English text about the details. My 2 year old was scared by the "World of puppets" exhibit and had no interest in the "heritage of calligraphy" exhibit, but was interested in the modern paintings. The paintings were also my favorite. It's a modern museum with beautifully arranged exhibits. You need 1-2 hours.
  • Excellent exhibits and nice way to spend the day here. Free admission.
  • Free entry, but no English subtitles, and very little amount of art compared to the size of the building.
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