Guangzhou Museum of Art

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Guangzhou Museum of Art
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Art Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Address
13 Luhu Road, Guangzhou 510095 China
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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,030 contributions
Magnificent collection of contemporary art
Jun 2020
Large sprawling museum, housing contemporary art including paintings, sculptures, and relics. No entrance fee.
Written July 4, 2020
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Adventurer423862
2 contributions
Great experience
Mar 2019
The staff was friendly and the exhibitions they have were very informative and spectacular. However, since these descriptions are mostly in Chinese, it's best to borrow the audio tape before entering the exhibit.
Written April 14, 2019
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PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,776 contributions
Interesting but boring
Jan 2019 • Couples
I didn't quite enjoy exploring the Museum of Art. I guess I had seen quite a bit over the past few days, so wasn't particularly impressed with this particular place. There are some interesting sculptures but not exactly my cup of tea.
Written February 10, 2019
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Kuhn
Addis Abeba, Ethiopia155 contributions
Modern architecture with traditional arts inside
Jan 2019 • Solo
Three story building with basement level for special exhibit as well. Very clean and well maintained. Traditional exhibits with permanent collection as well as special exhibits like cartoon of modern history. Beautiful courtyard garden in the middle featuring koi ponds and sculptures. Relaxing atmosphere where art lovers can indulge in.
Written January 5, 2019
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Starlight P
Hong Kong, China98 contributions
Good if u like traditional Chinese art
Sep 2018 • Couples
Don’t expect it have many international collection, but if u are interested in Chinese calligraphy , painting and sculpture. This is a good place to explore. 15 mins walk from Xiaobei metro station.
Written September 30, 2018
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Douglas M
Guangzhou, China1,973 contributions
An Interesting and Comfortable Museum
Sep 2018 • Couples
To be honest SWMBO and I didn’t intend to visit this museum, but it was well worth it. I suggested we go to the southern end of LuHu Park (TA reviewed) as we hadn’t been there for years, and then walk back along the road and boardwalk towards YunTai Gardens (TA reviewed).

After lunch, we walked to the bus stop at the end of the road and caught the #245 bus which took us all the way past LuHu Lake and dropped us off at LuHu Square. This is a rather large paved area where the locals meet for communal dancing, singing, playing chess, and chatting. The first thing I noticed was the large number of sculptures doted around the square. One or two I’d expect but there were a couple of dozen. Then I saw over in the far corner tucked away behind some trees a very nice looking brown and white modernish building. Interesting!

We’ve passed the square many times over the years in the bus, but I’d never noticed this building, so time to investigate. Over the door was written GuangZhou Museum of Art. Now we knew what it was! Of course, SWMBO said she’d know all along what it was. Yeah!

The building looked rather inviting, it was another hot day, so anything with the promise of air conditioning is inviting. Free admission and no ID check but our bags were scanned. I suggest you always take your passport to attractions as you never know when they’ll check who you are.

Next to the security check is a rack of leaflets about the museum and some are in English and very, very good. They make nice souvenirs. There’s also a notice in English that guided tours are available a couple of times a day, but they have to be booked the day before. No price, but ¥100 would be appreciated. There’s also audio tours and new to me, WeChat guides.

Note: Get the WeChat (WeiXin in China) app on your phone before you come to China and become familiar with it as it’s used by everybody for nearly everything. If you can get some RMB in your WeChat wallet. Cash isn’t king anymore.
Anyway, in we went. The building is very spacious and the corridors circuitous. There are lots of signs and information in English.

SWMBO gravitated towards the calligraphy exhibition which she thought was wonderful mainly because she can read the old script and understands what the characters and combination of characters mean, so appreciates how the brush strokes enhance the meaning. There’s a lot of examples. Read all about them in the free booklet.

We strolled in the garden where the sculptures are more to my liking. Of course, the fish in the ponds were treated to the fish food from my man-bag.
Then it was back inside and onto the second floor. There’s a nice hall about the violinist Ma ZiCong and another displaying the cartoons of Liao BingXiong which SWMBO thought were brilliant and for their time more than a bit risqué. Another nice souvenir handout available at reception.

Be prepared for a lot of walking but the building is comfortably cool. There’s a lift and plenty of benches to rest and enjoy the small sculptures dotted around the museum. Toilets are nice and clean. I didn’t see a café but there’s a small shop selling books, calligraphy brushes and other bits and bobs for artists.

All-in-all a pleasant way to spend a hot afternoon before walking back as we orgingally inteneded towards YunTai Garden for a delicious evening meal in one of the restaurants by the entrance.
Written September 24, 2018
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Jennifer P
Stevenage, UK63 contributions
I could happily have spent all day here
Feb 2015 • Couples
Stuffed full of fine examples of Chinese painting and calligraphy; inkstones; giltwood and china and lots, lots more. We didn't have time to do it justice but it's certainly a must-see if you love beautiful things, well laid out.
Written March 17, 2015
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Ynhockey
Petah Tiqwa, Israel277 contributions
Highly Enjoyable if You Know What to Expect
Aug 2013 • Solo
Note: The same review will also be posted under: Zhenhai Tower (Five-Story Pagoda)

The Guangzhou Museum of Art, located in the Yuexiu Park and containing the Zhenhai Tower, is a small museum on a hill overlooking Guangzhou from the north. When you hear "Guangzhou Museum of Art", you might imagine a huge complex with lots of paintings and sculptures, like when you hear "Metropolitan Museum of Art" or even "Tel Aviv Museum of Art". This is completely not the case however, and this must be understood in order not to be disappointed.

In fact, the museum is little more than a very small five-floor building containing Chinese pottery and other crafts, and a smattering of seemingly random exhibits on the outside (sculptures, weapons, transportation). I actually liked the model trolleybuses, but it's beyond me how it's related to Chinese art.

In any case, the point of this attraction is the lookout, and this is what you should come here for. I can honestly say that I enjoyed the view much more here than in the overpriced Canton Tower. Why pay 150 Yuan when you can go to a better location for just a couple bucks? The place is also quiet, no one will bother you, and the staff is friendly. Take your time taking pictures on the top balcony. The other great thing is that it's in the middle of a neat park in Guangzhou, which is completely worth a stroll and contains Guangzhou's iconic five ram statue.

I had not been intending to visit this museum, and it was by far the most pleasant surprise for me in the city. Definitely recommended, at least for the view.
Written February 5, 2014
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Zsofiaw
guangzhou73 contributions
empty sad place
Aug 2012
Wow I have never been in such an empty museum. There are some rooms which are closed and the ones which are open should be closed. The rooms which are open contains some calligraphy and some collections which is so low level I would not call it art. Do not waste your time you will just feel sad afterwards.
Written February 4, 2013
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sgud
Gdansk, Poland102 contributions
A disappointment
Nov 2012 • Business
I visited at the exhibition of the forth triennial. The visit was a disappointment, both in terms of rooms (setup and light) and the choose of artists. I was hoping for more contemporary art from China.
Written November 13, 2012
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Guangzhou Museum of Art is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM