Art Museum, also called the China Art Palace, is a museum of modern Chinese art located in Pudong
, China. The museum is housed in the former China Pavilion of Expo 2010. With 166,000 square metres (1,790,000 sq ft) of floor space, it is the largest art museum in Asia
The predecessor of the China Art Museum was the Shanghai Art Museum
, which was established in 1956 in a former restaurant on West Nanjing
Road, and completely rebuilt in 1986. On 18 March 2000, the Shanghai Art Museum was moved to the former Shanghai Race Club building on the People's Square
, which had housed the Shanghai Library
The 63-metre high pavilion, the tallest structure at the Expo, is dubbed "the Crown of the East" due to its resemblance to an ancient crown.The building was designed by a team led by architect He Jingtang, who were inspired by the Chinese corbel bracket called dougong as well as the ancient bronze cauldron called ding.
Origin of Chinese modern and contemporary art
Exhibition for noted painters
Art featuring the history and culture of Shanghai
21st century Chinese art
The museum is located at 205 Shangnan Road in Pudong, Shanghai. It has its own station, the China Art Museum Station, on Shanghai Metro Line 8. It is also accessible via Yaohua Road Station on Line 7 and Line 8, and more than a dozen bus lines.Admissions are free except for special exhibitions, which cost 20 yuan. The museum is closed on Mondays except for national holidays.In the first year of its operation, China Art Museum received nearly 2 million visitors.