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China Art Museum, Shanghai

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4.1/5 based on 30 reviews on the web
The China Art Museum, also called the China Art Palace, is a museum of modern Chinese art located in Pudong, Shanghai, China. The museum is housed in the former China Pavilion of Expo 2010. With of floor space, it is the largest art museum in Asia.HistoryThe predecessor of the China Art Museum was the Shanghai Art Museum, which was established in 1956 in a former restaurant on West Nanjing Road, and completely rebuilt in 1986. On 18 March 2000, the Shanghai Art Museum was moved to the former Shanghai Race Club building on the People's Square, which had housed the Shanghai Library until 1997. With the move its exhibition space increased from 2,200 to 5,800 square meters.Shanghai hosted Expo 2010 from 1 May to 31 October 2010, and the China Pavilion received close to 17 million visitors. Due to its popularity, the China Pavilion was reopened for six extra months after the end of the Shanghai Expo. On 13 November 2011, the Shanghai Municipal Government announced that the China Pavilion of Expo 2010 would become the new home of the Shanghai Art Museum and be renamed to China Art Museum, while the Urban Future pavilion would be converted to the Power Station of Art, a museum for contemporary art.
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  • Display all kinds of drawings, art and sculptures. Not so crowded during weekday. It’s great place for art lover. Slow down your pace to enjoy every piece of art here. The entrance is free except for ...  read more »
  • The impression of the Museum badly spoiled its internal organization. While I understood where the beginning of the examination, I almost hate this museum. Also an unpleasant surprise it turned out that most of the exhibits (mostly on the ground floor) do not have captions in English. So I walked around the Museum as a hedgehog in the fog. So, first you need to climb a 12 floor (Elevator hides behind a bunch of stores). There, you can rent the audioguide (rental-20 Yuan pledge-200û + passport (or even 200û)). The exposition itself interesting, lots of beautiful and interesting paintings and sculptures and, of course, a cool look at Shanghai as a bonus! Entrance to the Museum is free and better go weekdays, people a little bit and you can leisurely enjoy art:)
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  • This is the China pavilion for the World Expo and it is now served as an art museum. It is free of charge to enter but a fee of RMB20 to see the painting 'Riverside'. The main focus is on the painting...  read more »
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