Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, Shanghai
(4.4/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
Experience a slice of Maoist propaganda at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, a private collection of 20th-century original posters charting a significant period of China's history. Gain an insight into the visual rhetoric of the infamous communist leaders from thousands of posters spread across two rooms, focusing on images of the Cultural Revolution. A specialty gift shop sells reproduction posters, Mao-era antiquities, and original artworks. Put Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Shanghai itinerary builder.
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  • After viewing the museum, I realize that I always underestimated the power of art and how much it could reveal about its time of creation. Even the posters without words could express the desperation,...  more »
  • These posters say more than a thousand words can say. Plus, these posters create a very descriptive and artistic picture. They display details in each drawing. 
  • Shanghai Propaganda Art Center, a place where many paintings about what happened in the past of China. In the museum, you can see the past and present clearly in the artwork and propaganda placed in d...  more »
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  • It's pretty small but neat. Costs 25 RMB now, which it is worth.
  • Excellent museum but a little hard to find. Great gift shop as well.
  • A gem of a museum. It's in a residential area hidden away in the basement of an apartment complex but worth the trouble of finding it.
  • Really cool place to spend a few hours. The posters are offered with descriptions in French and English. While you'll get more out of it if you know some Chinese history, one can enjoy the posters on a strict esthetic level
  • A true gem of a small museum located in the basement of a non-descript apartment block. Brilliant small exhibition and a gift shop where you can buy genuine posters from the 1950s to today. My favourite poster was entitled: "People's commune is great. Make efforts as great as the sky and set records as high as satellite."