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The Guangdong Museum of Art consists of twelve indoor exhibition halls covering an area of 8,000 square meters as well as an outdoor Sculpture Garden that is 5,000 square meters in size. Each year, the museum hosts nearly sixty exhibitions. The museum hosts a variety of exhibitions from smaller intimate looks at the work of contemporary artists to exhibitions larger in scale such as that of sculptor Henry Moore. Recently, the Guangdong Museum of Art has initiated a Triennial Exhibition of contemporary art, both Chinese and international.
Located in Xintiandi, Shanghai, LIULI CHINA Museum is a striking and relevant meeting point of the world. With one wall constructed entirely of 12,000 Liuli tiles, LIULI CHINA Museum has accomplished its goal to shake both the Earth and the Heavens
Beginning in the 1960s, and following the onset of conceptual art, photography became an important media utilized by contemporary artists and likewise a popular medium for spectators to enjoy. At a time when Chinese photography is easily accessible in art institutions, MoCA Shanghai eagerly anticipates the launch of Unseen, a showcase of international photography that has yet to be exhibited in China.
The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) is China’s national museum for visual arts, with its focus on collecting, studying and exhibiting of China’s modern and contemporary works of fine art. Construction of its main building started in 1958 and finished in 1962, and the Museum was officially open to the public in 1963, with its title-board inscribed by Chairman Mao Zedong himself. The main building of NAMOC follows the style of a traditional Chinese tower, roofed with yellow glazed tiles and surrounded by corridors and pavilions. Covering a space of 22,379 square meters, the building contains 21 exhibition halls on five floors, with a total exhibition space of 8,800 square meters. A modernized storeroom of 4, 100 plus square meters was also built in 1995.
The Museum now houses above 60,000 pieces of artwork.
As a museum of ancient Chinese art, Shanghai Museum possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art. Its rich and high-quality collection of ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy is specially celebrated in the world. The 29.5 meters high new building has a construction space of 39,200 square meters. Its unique architectural form of a round top with a square base, symbolizing the ancient Chinese philosophy that the square earth is under the round sky, is a distinguished architectural combination of traditional feature and modern spirit. The present Shanghai Museum has eleven galleries and three special temporary exhibition halls. It extends warm welcome to the visitors from all over the world.
The plan for the Capital Museum, located in the Confucius Temple, was prepared in 1953. The museum formally opened in 1981.
As a major cultural construction project in Beijing in the “10th Five-Year Plan”, the new Capital Museum, approved by Beijing Municipal Government in 1999, further approved by the State Council after being submitted by the National Development and Reform Commission in 2001, finally commenced its construction in December 2001.
The mission of the museum is to educate about the arts and history of China. It is directed by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China. The museum was formed in 2003 out of two separate museums that had already occupied the building, namely the Museum of the Chinese Revolution in the northern wing, and the National Museum of Chinese History in the southern wing.
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of the Emperor and his household, and the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.
Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing is a not-for-profit, independent art center, one of the first to be developed in China. Recognizing multiple geographic and cultural perspectives, UCCA is creating a platform for dialogue around current social and artistic experiences. UCCA’s three galleries will present a variety of exhibitions of contemporary art from China and abroad, including major solo shows of mid-career and established artists, and group exhibitions that explore the recent developments in art practice.