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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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  • I once rated this museum as one of the finest in Asia. I visited about a year ago, and I was so impressed it took me two days to take in the splendour of the art on display. It was so alive as art sho...  more »
  • The variety of art at the museum was vast, with modern paintings next to cultural paintings depicting Buddhist monks. The entrance was free which was even better, and the staff were helpful and polite...  more »
  • The good? An easy 1/2 mile walk north of Wangfujing commercial street and it's free. Not so good: 3 floors with a hodgepodge of Revolutionary realist art, genre paintings and modern works - in each ga...  more »
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  • Excellent pieces of art. Beautifully designed building.
  • Good somewhat off the beaten path museum. Good installations
  • 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).
  • A great place to get acquainted with the Chinese art .
  • 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.