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China Art Museum (Shanghai Meishu Guan)

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Address: No.161 Shangnan Road,Pudong District, Shanghai, China (Formerly Shanghai Art Museum)
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Interesting museum bout many galeries closed

We visited the museum but were a bit surprised many galeries were closed The galeries we could visit however showed interesting arts, painting and sculptures

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Best, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum but were a bit surprised many galeries were closed The galeries we could visit however showed interesting arts, painting and sculptures

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The building is stunning looking from outside. People usually start browsing from the top floor. It's free to entry but to see the famous Chinese painting you need to pay extra 20 bucks. But I personally think it's worth it. It's huge and I don't even know if I have finished all the exhibitions.

Thank Angel N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

On Tuesday just gone, I ventured here to check it out. I was quite impressed. This is not so much a museum dealing with art history as such. Its more dedicated to modern and contemporary works. I was impressed with the range of exhibitions on offer. The one that stole the show for me was the 3D multimedia display showing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Adapted from a post on my blog “Shanghai virtually painted by Tan Choon Hong”. The China Art Museum, Shanghai is housed in the former China Pavilion of the Shanghai World Expo. The architecture of the colossal inverted pyramid-shaped building is inspired by Chinese corbel bracket and ancient bronze sacrificial vessels. Soaring 70 metres into the sky, it covers 166,000 square... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I managed to find my way around the galleries without problem despite knowing no mandarin. I thought the cartoons were great and some of the more traditional works of interest. I also liked the more contemporary works and sculptures dotted around the grounds? A very impressive building with space age views, fantastic way to spend a couple of hours and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Arrived with no expectations to this art museum especially knowing that locals sometimes do not have any respect to the art pieces. Well, few of the local tourists did the usual shenanigans - touching the art pieces and taking selfies with them (which i don't get it). Overall the exhibitions are split into 3 floors with the most amazing collections... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

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, there is much more empty space.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

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 Chinese art – meaning paintings themed around the 1941 revolution and propaganda of the Communist Party. Personally, I’m no fan of “contemporary Chinese... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

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 an exhibit of a large scroll from 1076 or thereabouts along with a huge animated rendition of the village life that the... More 

1 Thank Ruth T
Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

up to 20rmb entry but free on most days. 4 Floors of Artwork, 12,10,8 & 1, Advice is to first start at the bottom floor then once completed, take the elevator located past Starbucks to the 12 then make your way down via escalator etc. Quality of pieces are out of this world from the early 1900s to 2010s. not... More 

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