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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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  • Sure the architecture is great but I don't really appreciate the art exhibited inside. The Qing Ming Shang He Tu is perhaps the most fascinating art piece inside (and the only one that you have to pay...  more »
  • You arrive and you see that single, gigantic architecture (in the photos his enormous size is not appreciated). impressive. The museum itself and its collections quite well, there are several, of interest around the world we went more to see the architectural and... does not disappoint arriving by subway, as to all in shanghai
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  • 记得当年世博会来此参观,之后也来过几次看过几次展出。中国红代表着喜庆与希望,在世博会时展现了中国的色彩,如今已经成为了世博地块的一个地标。