China Art Museum (Shanghai Meishu Guan), Shanghai

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Art Museum Museum
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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  • If a lot of people interested in learning the art. Old buildings-la grunge cool. Curry and got your time fine restaurants.
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  • I love the building from the outside, that's already worth a photo. Than the art is beautiful, and that living painting is marvelous!! I went with a group of people and all were very impressed...I can...  more »
  • People's Park near the Museum is the original 1930 's British horse racing was used in building the Club House offers free Wi-Fi. So a typical 1930 's United Kingdom having very beautiful neoclassical form culminated. The Museum's antique-style and watchtowers that heritage. The Museum consists of a total of five floors, and 1 ~ 3rd floor is being used as an exhibition hall on the fourth floor is an art library, a café-restaurant on the 5th floor.
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