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China Art Museum, Shanghai
(4.2/5 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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  • The Museum has a great - as far as I lay judge this overview of the Chinese art of the last and this century (earlier times can be found on our Web sites in the outstanding Shanghai Museum people scare). There are many different exhibits of various types and topics, political. Especially exciting, I found a collection of oversized pictures about China's recent history. Including aspects of the Communist revolution and others about Europeans in China (which was often not quite unproblematic and). You must not share the statements of the images, but they stimulate thinking really. Still, the stunning architecture of the building is worth mentioning. So we are talking about the problematic side: so impressively the building is so confusing it's also - and there are no plans, which would facilitate the orientation (we have found at least none). There are not many English labels, it is left alone in understanding the exhibits as a foreigner). The Museum is not recommended because you have to wait at the entrance to the outdoor in the rain. In spite of the excellent collection I find appropriate for these reasons only 4 points.
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  • Really interesting and free Museum in Shanghai. If there is time-worth his visit given as provided in the previous recall of nuances. The English language is not found, so be prepared to either spend money on audio guide, or simply enjoy the pleasure of seeing and not look for meaning where there is none. My trip here was caused by heavy rain from which it had been agreed to within the walls of the Museum.
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  • 中华艺术宫现在经常会办一些艺术展,不同阶段会有不同的展品陈列,之前看到了3D的清明上河图展,还是很壮观的,周边购物休闲也很方便