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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  • Adapted from a post on my blog “Shanghai virtually painted by Tan Choon Hong”. The China Art Museum, Shanghai is housed in the former China Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo. The architecture of the...  more »
  • I managed to find my way around the galleries without problem despite knowing no mandarin. I thought the cartoons were great and some of the more traditional works of interest. I also liked the more c...  more »
  • Arrived with no expectations to this art museum especially knowing that locals sometimes do not have any respect to the art pieces. Well, few of the local tourists did the usual shenanigans - touching...  more »