China Art Museum (Shanghai Meishu Guan), Shanghai

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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. Plan to visit China Art Museum (Shanghai Meishu Guan) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Shanghai attractions using our Shanghai day trip site .
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  • This is a splendid museum--its contents, its architecture, and its display. You can compare it to the Centre Pompidou in Paris (which also is modern and has lots of escalators) to the great disadvanta...  more »
  • The modern architectural style, presents a modern China and its intention to keep the old with the modern, and admonish him. This is the building that expresses this synergy, huge and beautiful and a view of the great city of Shanghai.
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  • If you're interested in the art, art galleries, personally, just like it sounds. Although the timing of every exhibition, showing contemporary art of People's Republic of China is a great place.
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