China Art Museum (Shanghai Meishu Guan), Shanghai

(3.7/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Housed in an imposing 63 m (207 ft) vermillion pagoda, China Art Museum (Shanghai Meishu Guan) showcases some 6,000 works of art telling the story of modern China. Absorb images of Chinese modernization, from communist to capitalist, its resistance and embracing of Westernization, and the emergence of contemporary Chinese identity. From the Haipai style of Shanghai's emulators of Western movements, to 21st-century Chinese art by 260 artists, the two-floor museum boasts work by the most important modern national painters. Consider proceeding from the top down, with sweeping views from the upper floor. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Shanghai holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the China Art Museum (Shanghai Meishu Guan) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A lot of really nice art in a building that looks like a tesseract. Start on the top floor to see the Qing river scene display. Then work your way down stopping to admire whatever seems interesting. T...  more »
  • We visited the museum but were a bit surprised many galeries were closed The galeries we could visit however showed interesting arts, painting and sculptures  more »
  • The building is stunning looking from outside. People usually start browsing from the top floor. It's free to entry but to see the famous Chinese painting you need to pay extra 20 bucks. But I persona...  more »