National Art Museum Of China, Beijing

4 out of 5 stars 5 Reviews

1 Wusi Main Street, Dongcheng District 10-6403 4952

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • National Art Museum Of China
    by machomikemd
  • the museum
    the museum
    by machomikemd
  • pose
    pose
    by machomikemd
  • machomikemd's Profile Photo

    National Museum of China

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 15, 2014

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    this houses various chinese artifacts from the different periods and dynasties of china and it sits just east of the Tiananmen Square. It is formerly the former Museum of Chinese History and the former Museum of Chinese Revolution built in 1959 for the 10 anniversary of the People's Republic and it underwent Renovations in 2003 and 2011 respectively. The structure sits on 65,000 square meters and has a frontal length of 313 metres and is a four storey structure totaling 40 metres in height. The National Museum has in total 48 exhibition halls that features various thematic exhibitions, such as the Arts of bronze, porcelain, jade, Chinese calligraphy and paintings, Buddhist statues, Ming & Qing furniture, coins and a lot more.

    Admission is Free but for special exhibitions you can be charged 15 RMB per person to view the special exhibitions.

    Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday (monday-closed)

    the museum pose the view
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • bhemak's Profile Photo

    China Art Gallery (Mostly Modern Art)

    by bhemak Updated Apr 4, 2011

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    If want to see traditional Chinese art, don't come here. This mostly modern art, but distictively Chinese still. Most of the facilities are exhibits. When I was there it was laquer art and photography of China, an modern ink paintings. The modern art was facinating. Upper floors have recent historical art work (c. 1900-1970) on permanent display and a small amount of regional art work, like paper cuttings.

    The museum has typical Tues-Sun hours. It had electronic multimedia screens to use, but they were both only in Chinese and seemed to be malfunctioning.

    A picture in the museum
    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • dutchboycalledjan's Profile Photo

    National Art Museum of China or China Art Gallery

    by dutchboycalledjan Written Sep 5, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Traditional looking building, but with an amazing collection. I've only seen the special exhibitions, but they were so good, it took me by surprise. The quality of the (modern) art was high, figurative as well as abstract. The artists showed skill and influences from both China and the rest of the world. I met one artist here, Yong Zhou, and we talked about his beautiful works.

    If you love art, try to squeeze this gallery in your schedule!

    The outside Yong Zhou and me
    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • wwliu's Profile Photo

    China National Museum of Fine Arts

    by wwliu Written Jul 3, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    China National Museum of Fine Arts is one of the 10 principal architectures built in the first ten years after the founding of the People's Republic of China. It was completedin 1962 under the solicitude of the late Premier ZhouEnlai and its signboard was inscribed by the late Chairman Mao Zedong in 1963. It is a state-level art gallery under the Ministry of Culture.

    The principal tasks of the gallery are:

    1. To collect and research modern and contemporary art works.

    2. To display its collection and sponsor exhibitionsof Chinese and foreign paintings.

    3. To establish archives of the history and works ofChina's modern and contemporary fine arts; to edit andpublish the gallery's collection of paintings and to organize academic activities.

    Since its establishment, China Art Gallery has held all the national exhibitions of fine arts, photography and calligraphy, such as art exhibitions held during the Chinese Art Festival. It has also held many exhibitions of foreign fine arts in China and exhibited for many times in foreign countries its collection and other art works to help people in other countries know China's achievements in cultural and art fields and to enhance international cultural and art exchange.

    China Art Gallery is a treasure house of the rare modern and contemporary Chinese art workS. It has edited and published the ColleCtion of China Art Callefy and collection of masterpieces of famous Chinese painters.

    China Art Gallery covers an area of 17,051 square meters. The floor space of its exhibition halls is 6,000 square meters. This magnificent structure with advanced exhibition facilities is a great hall of art well known throughout the country and other Parts of the world.

    from CCNT

    China National Museum of Fine Arts

    Was this review helpful?

  • Art Galleries in Beijing - Mei3 shu4 guan3

    by GongXiFaCai Written Apr 7, 2003

    There are many art galleries throughout Beijing. I personally reccomend just finding a real modern artist at Tienanmen Square to truely see Beijing's artwork. However, there are many galleries as well. I can think of five different ones:

    1) China Art Gallery - Zhong1 guo2 Mei3 shu4 guan3 : There are many paintings and photos. This is a great place to see modern chinese art. The enterence fee is Y4 and the gallery is open from 9:00 to 17:00 Tues. - Sun.. Phone: 6401 7076 Address: 1 Wusi Dajie, Beijing.

    2) Red Gate Gallery - Hong2 men2 Hua4 lang2 : Some artwork, see their website for more: www.china.redgate-gallery.com . The gallery is open from 10:00 to 17:00, I don't remember the enterence fee. Phone: 6525 1005.

    3) Courtyard Gallery : nice art gallery and has a good restaurant. Address: 95 Donghuamen Dajie Phone: 6526 8882.

    4) Kebab Cafe Gallery - art gallery and cafe.

    5) Wan Fung Art Gallery - This gallery is located near the Forbidden City and across from the imperial palace. It has a really nice setting and some good art as well. You can check out their website at www.wanfung.com.cn . Phone: 6523 3320.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Beijing

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

22 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near National Art Museum Of China
4.0 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
0.2 miles away
Show Prices
2.0 out of 5 stars
0.2 miles away
Show Prices
4.0 out of 5 stars
0.2 miles away
Show Prices

View all Beijing hotels