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Today Art Museum, Beijing

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The Today Art Museum is a private, non-profit museum located in Beijing. The museum's mission is to support the development of Chinese contemporary art.The Today Art Museum was founded by Zhang Baoquan in 2002. Alex Gao officially began his service as Executive Director of the Today Art Museum in August, 2013. The museum's aim is to promote Chinese contemporary art based on an internationalized vision and a contemporary ideology. As the country's first non-for-profit, non-governmental art museum in China, the Today Art Museum is dedicated to establishing an appropriate development strategy for museums of its kind within a Chinese context."Foothold on today, outlook for tomorrow" is the Today Art Museum's slogan. The museum's focus is on Chinese contemporary art, its trends and key figures. At the same time, the institution strives to discover and support young artists in the community. Through the construction of a larger institutional framework and by carrying on relevant academic practices, the Today Art Museum hopes to solidify its standing in the history of art and offer a multi-tiered approach to China’s burgeoning art scene. The museum also promotes international dialogue through exhibitions and events that provide structure for meaningful cultural exchange between Chinese and non-Chinese artists and organizations.To maintain international standards for construction and operation of a non-governmental museum, the museum successfully completed its transformation into a non-profit organization by 2006.The Today Art Museum explores sustainable development for China’s private museums, adopting a more pragmatic approach that will gradually form a sound financial model for similar institutions.The museum is located in central Beijing (CBD).
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  • March 22, 2017
    First of all, I would like to note that for many interesting buildings themselves seem and art-objects nearby, rather than exposition inside. The Museum is a complex of three buildings. Entry costs approximately 20-25 Yuan for adults and 10 Yuan for students. Gallery workers speak good English. Temporary exhibitions. Important tip! Before buying a ticket, ask for a programme of exhibitions for the season, so you go exactly to what is more interesting for you. I was in the Museum twice: first time left disappointed because Interent (judging by the building, as well as wrote above)), the second time I was purposefully. Plus, a nice bonus-if you go to the exhibition on the last day of its work, have a chance to see it for free. Also note that the range of exposures is quite large, from pop-art painting and Spanish artists to modernist performances. Time to object to each his own (1st time I lasted about an hour, 2nd-about three). I think that the Museum should visit those who are interested in contemporary Asian art. Museum suggest are not limited to, quite a small lane with various sculptures, cafes, shops etc. no less interesting than the museum itself.
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  • June 1, 2016
    The museum comes in 1 main building and 2 others adjacent. It is located near "Apple Community 蘋果社区“ and alongside the 22nd art zone street where there are other galleries, studios and shops. Exhibits...  more »
  • March 20, 2016
    A nice place with some decent activities, a must if you live around ShuangJing area. Sculpture is their best option, but there have been other exhibitions worth to try. The street behind this museum h...  more »
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  • May 2, 2017
    Super nice, clean, and modern art museum. Has a few different exhibitions to look at, a good place to spend a few hours at.
  • March 11, 2016
    It's a 1.2km (20min) from exit B2 of the Shuanjing metro station on line 10. The museum is small and can be viewed within an 1 hour. Personally, modern art doesn't resonate with me. You'll find blobs on paper, everyday gadgets encased in resin, computer graphic renderings here. There is ample space and none of the art pieces are crowded together. Access the museum at building No. 2
  • July 22, 2016
    It's a must follow museum... many foreign Chinese artists have their exhibition there.
  • January 14, 2017
    Interesting place
  • December 16, 2010
    both local and international art community where most renowned artists come and share their creating experience

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