National Art Museum Of China, Beijing

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#11 of 113 in Museums in Beijing
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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  • Xu beihong dominated most of the museum when we went and then several rooms were based solely on variation on a theme. While it was decent for an art museum I do expect more from the national one.  more »
  • 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 »
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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.
  • The entrance is for free, passport is needed, but no one warned us there was a reconstruction going on and most of the floors were closed to public. In the remaining floors majority of art is Chinese calligraphy only without any English description or materials. Since we spent a lot of time getting there, it was a great disappointment and a waste of time. Definitely would not recommend to someone who has limited amount of time for Beijing, there is much more to see than this.
  • 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!
  • Great collection.
  • Excellent pieces of art. Beautifully designed building.

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