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China Art Museum, Shanghai
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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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  • All aspects of this gallery are on a truly impressive scale, from the towering red facade to the monumental art collections within. We spent a few delightful hours perusing the selections. It is a bri...  more »
  • People's Republic of China can be surprised at great scale of the space. Art itself is wonderful, but the structure of the entire building and internal configuration is very wonderful.
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  • 以前的世博会中国园,现在改成艺术宫,电子版的清明上河图还在,真迹不经不在了,有各种特展很有意思,这次赶上了西藏主题,加勒比主题,非洲主题