Today Art Museum

Today Art Museum, Beijing: Hours, Address, Today Art Museum Reviews: 4/5

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KW M
Belfast, UK542 contributions
Crowds
Jul 2021
Went here on a Wednesday morning in July, to see the Miyazaki Hayao exhibit.

The show itself was very well done, lots to see on floors three & four, and the second floor has a child’s play area that is great for photos.

I should have known it would be packed with Mothers and their children. As such everywhere you went people were blocking exhibits, walkways and hallways in order to get multiple photos of themselves and/or their child in front of the exhibits. Difficult to enjoy the art when you can’t get to the drawings or have to squeeze past inconsiderate people all the time.

Everything is in Chinese, it’s China, I understand that, but if you want tourists to come to your shows, a little bit of English would go a long way. Japanese artist, and no Japanese anywhere to be seen either. Even museums in the outlaying Provinces have English titles on pieces. Usually, you can get a guide in multiple languages at many places, nope, not here.

I feel like this show was put on just to bring in large crowds of Moms and Kids, just for the cash, screw the art itself.
Written July 28, 2021
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Paddy
Glasgow, UK54 contributions
No air conditioning
Aug 2018 • Couples
When we went there was a Paul Smith exhibition on. This was quite good but after paying 85 yuan to get in, we found that there was no air conditioning. (It was 35 degrees outside). The adjoining shop and cafe did however have air conditioning. All in all, this place seems very over-priced considering what is on offer.
Written August 2, 2018
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,574 contributions
Van Cleef & Arpels Exhibition
May 2018 • Solo
This museum is presently featuring a display of works by Van Cleef and Arpels - the Paris Jewellers. Despite having visited the same exhibition in Singapore 18 months ago, I decided to revisit. Excellent displays, well presented .

The Annex of the museum has an exhibition on The Beatles. Mostly photographs but some memoribelia . Music playing throughout to add to the atmosphere. Well laid out and nice to visit.

There is an outside ticket booth and there is added security for the Van Cleef display. Well worth a visit.
Written May 8, 2018
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Nigel G
Singapore, Singapore8,574 contributions
Thought provoking and dynamic art
Nov 2017 • Solo
Art should be thought provoking and this museum certainly is. The main floor was given to the art of book marking - not your run of the mill books, but those put together with love and passion- truly works of art. It brought home to me how much art and time went into the highly talented contribution we see on display.

The upper floor was devoted to a collection by Kang Chunhui entitled Root of all Life. Great art work. Efforts and skill noted but I feel the museum doesn't do due justice to the works by the illumination of the works. Notwithstanding, great art and great talent.

I stopped the elevator at the second floor but was shooooed away - it must be a members only collection.

Building two had wiered animation - which came to action with heavy viewing glasses - not 3D but a specialised art form. Not my cup of tea but could impress some.

The outdoor sculptures are impressive!!

Certainly this should be on the art lovers map of Beijing.
Written November 23, 2017
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PaterHo
Hong Kong, China98 contributions
Local artists with occasional good ones from abroad
Jun 2016 • Solo
The museum comes in 1 main building and 2 others adjacent. It is located near "Apple Community 蘋果社区“ and alongside the 22nd art zone street where there are other galleries, studios and shops. Exhibits will change, so it is difficult to comment. I saw Sarro's from Brazil and Bolin who works on village face portraits. Worth spend an afternoon.
Written June 1, 2016
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MikeFJones
Beijing, China494 contributions
Nice Place out of 798 Area, worth a try!
Mar 2016 • Couples
A nice place with some decent activities, a must if you live around ShuangJing area. Sculpture is their best option, but there have been other exhibitions worth to try. The street behind this museum has nice bars, restaurants, and some art galleries that may like you. Recommended for trend-setters and art lovers.
Written March 20, 2016
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bonanza1973
San Carlos, CA598 contributions
You need to appreciate modern art to enjoy this place
Jan 2016 • Solo
It's a 1.2km (20min) from exit B2 of the Shuanjing metro station on line 10. The museum is small and can be viewed within an 1 hour. Personally, modern art doesn't resonate with me. You'll find blobs on paper, everyday gadgets encased in resin, computer graphic renderings here. There is ample space and none of the art pieces are crowded together. Access the museum at building No. 2
Written January 10, 2016
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Sterling E
Guam, Mariana Islands589 contributions
Absolutely loved it!
Oct 2015 • Solo
Stayed nearby and decided to visit this place and was very satisfied with everything. As I got closer to the location, I got fascinated by all the different styles of art that I saw. The students have done a good job of showing the displays. One after another, my eyes kept looking left and right staring at all sorts of artwork. Great way to spend half a day, especially if you read the backrounds of each picture.
Written December 8, 2015
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Nassos Conqueso
Athens, Greece67 contributions
Impressed by the building, but not by the exhibition
Jul 2015 • Solo
If you are looking for this museum, you should depend only on your maps and instructions, cause nobody in the area knows anything about it. I asked several people, even in shops and a hotel, showing them a picture of the building and the name, but nobody could give any guidance. When I arrived the building seemed really nice and I was impressed by the statues on top of the roof and the funny sculpture in the entrance. It was also free of charge, but unfortunately the exhibition at the time wasn't really interesting. I think they do have better exhibitions, especially after reading other comments, but my personal experience wasn't that good.
Written August 1, 2015
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JulietBeijing
Beijing, China129 contributions
Always interesting and constantly changing
Nov 2014 • Family
One of my favourite places to visit in Beijing and far better than 798 Art District.

There are three buildings, each with two or more floors, so there are often more than 5 shows on a time. The permanent collection is incredible and the curating of the regularly changing temporary exhibitions is of a very high standard.

Make sure you visit all three - they are not right next to each other, but if you wander around you should find them eventually.

It gives a great insight into modern Chinese art (once again, far more so than 798, which is way too commercial).

I go on my own and also with children - now teenagers, but we've been coming for years.
There is a small charge, but the staff always seem convinced that I'm a teacher and so give me a discount.

There's also a really good museum shop underneath and a very interesting bookshop to browse. Round the back there's a load of cafes too.

Getting there is a bit tricky.
Coming from Guomao subway, it's probably a 10-15 minute walk to the south, under the 3rd ring road. Best is to take the left hand side of the road (the East). You'll cross over a canal. Baiziwan Lu (Road) is the first on the left after you've come under the railway bridge. Walk along for one, fairly long block, and on the right hand side you'll reach the unmistakeable museum - it's got a whole load of silver statues of laughing men outside.

It's next to a big apartment block - 'Pingod' - taxi drivers know that. In the four years I've lived here, they've never once understood my pronunciation of 'Baiziwan'.
Written March 24, 2015
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