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National Art Museum Of China, Beijing
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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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  • We were delighted with a few hours visit to this great collection that is situated in a grand decorative traditional Chinese building. We were particularly interested in seeing the contrasting traditi...  more »
  • There are art exhibitions, presents works mostly by contemporary artists. Exposure change. Nothing special, but informative. To explore with Chinese contemporary art, if not the first time in Beijing, I recommend.
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  • There's no permanent exhibition in this museum. Check its website before you visit to make sure there's something interesting on display. Bring your ID and you can get a ticket free of charge at the t...  more »
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  • One of the Must Visit places in Beijing. Hint: for those who looking nice chinese art supplies, visit two little shops opposite museum (best prices in Beijing).
  • 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.
  • A great place to get acquainted with the Chinese art .
  • Interesting mix of Chinese contemporary and traditional art
  • Excellent exhibits and nice way to spend the day here. Free admission.