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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  • I was fortunate to have two colleagues from work escort me and explain how some of the art related to Chinese history and legends. A good museum for people familiar with western European art and see h...  more »
  • Unfortunately, the art museum is outsourced to various museums. The old clock tower is but a cantaloupe in the centre next to the Nice landscaped park near the people's square.
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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 »