China Art Museum (Shanghai Meishu Guan), Shanghai

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.7/5 based on 170+ 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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  • This, along with the entire expo site, seems to be a missed opportunity. The outside of the building is impressive, but the area is one large construction site Whilst in total there is a lot of art, t...  read more »
  • Don’t be mistaken by the name of this place (like I did) – this museum is not about arts in general; it’s not even about Chinese arts in general. Most of the collections there are about contemporary C...  read more »
  • This is a great choice for people who have already been to the Shanghai Art Museum and are interested in seeing more recent works. But the absolute highlight for me was on the top floor where there is...  read more »
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