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. For National Art Museum Of China and beyond, use our Beijing trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Beijing vacation.
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  • Free entrance just show your passport. Monopads or selfie sticks were not allowed inside. The museum has 7 floors. The art works were all good. I would have appreciated it better if there were english...  more »
  • The museum has three levels and two are entirely dedicated to calligraphy, so the museum is an excellent place to visit if you’re keen on calligraphy. It houses a mixture or contemporary and modern ca...  more »
  • When visiting the National Art Museum not forget a passport or id card to carry, the access is free! A museum's annual pass with photo identification on it did indeed! The signs with interpretation cq explanations are unfortunately only in Chinese, but definitely worth it. There is a monthly brochure available with explanation in English what that month.
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  • An amazing art museum! It's free, all you need to bring is your passport to get a ticket. They host a wide array of different exhibits, usually highlighting Chinese artists, but you can also expect to see foreign art there, too. Be sure to check the website before you go, so you can make sure they're not in the middle of changing exhibits - at that time, there won't be much to see.
  • Lovely. Many interesting exhibits ex. a children's illustration floor and of course lots of fullscale paintings done in classical Chinese style-love the architecture too!
  • Excellent pieces of art. Beautifully designed building.
  • Good somewhat off the beaten path museum. Good installations
  • 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.

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