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Modern Art Walking Tour: China Art Museum
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We visited the Art museum as part of team building efforts. Absolutely beautiful. Great location. Could spend hours there looking at the art work. Very clean. Very nice... read more

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Bemus Point, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Art museum as part of team building efforts. Absolutely beautiful. Great location. Could spend hours there looking at the art work. Very clean. Very nice. Highly recommended for families and teenagers.

Thank johnnyfrank66
Noth Carolina
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98 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been living in Shanghai for 4 months now and there are not many places that I'd say you must visit: the Bund, yes; Yu Yuan Gardens, no; Oriental Pearl Tower, yes (at night); but I will give the China Art Museum a yes. First of all, the price is right - it's free! Walking up to the entrance I... More 

Thank Sam B
Cypress, California
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239 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The China Art Museum at the old Expo site (I think the Expo took place in 2010) deserves a quick visit. Go early opens at 10 (closes on Monday) to avoid long queues. Many tour groups because of free admission. The key attraction is the amazing "Along the River during the Qing Ming Festival" exhibit on 4th floor. It's the... More 

Thank LnS2004
Mississauga, Canada
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401 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were surprised by the popularity of this museum and the security and crowd control at the admission gate was really well executed by any measure. The building itself dwarfs the visitor and just that all important photo on the steps is worth the time dedicated to the visit. We however were pleasantly surprised by the variety art on the... More 

Thank Connoisseur-of-Life
Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful monument from the outside with stunning works of art within. I agree the pieces should have English descriptors but the audience is primarily Chinese. Most visitors head up the escalators to the top 4 galleries. TIP: The best exhibition can be found on the ground/exit floor. Past the Museum Store and Starbucks there is a long hall to... More 

Thank HedgemeisterHK
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177 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

It is worth visiting the museum for the building alone. I stumbled upon it while trying to walk across the Lupu Bridge (not possible) and am so glad I did. The entrance is via an awesome set of stairs and a very long elevator. I went straight to the top to see animated version of the art classic 'Riverside scene... More 

Thank Zbrowelli
Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

Sure the architecture is great but I don't really appreciate the art exhibited inside. The Qing Ming Shang He Tu is perhaps the most fascinating art piece inside (and the only one that you have to pay to look at). Otherwise this museum is utter rubbish.

Thank sych2014
Oakland, California
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

You'll want a translator or Chinese friend with you as the captions are almost all only in Chinese, but there is plenty to see in this huge museum. There are traditional, genre and revolutionary realist paintings; you can see how artists in the 60s onwards bounced between somewhat unsuccessful modernism and reversion to "acceptable" subjects and styles. The museum is... More 

Thank David R
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Qīngmíng Shànghé Tú (Along the River During the Qingming Festival), a 900 years painted scroll has been turned into a digital tapestry with the scenes showing the people during their day & night activities. Special panels are also shown on the floor highlighting certain scenes. So fine details that you can actually see their facial expressions, how they butcher meat,... More 

Thank carolmU76KO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

A good combination of modern and Chinese art in a fantastic building. The building is impressive from distance, it is unique. But it is not until you are at the bottom of the steps where the true size is apparent. This building is a behemoth. The 3d display of the Along the River during the Qing Ming Festival painting is... More 

Thank Kelvin H

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