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National Art Museum Of China

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Should you go? Yes ... But.. It's a bit of a monomer, it's not a museum, if you expect the best in Chinese art from the last thousand years you'll be disappointed. It's an exhibition space, yesterday we saw a 21st century oil painting exhibition,...More

2  Thank 719rayh
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Free of charge! Inside the art museum is nice but not various collections. However, the garden area and cafe are worth to visit. After enjoy art work, spend your afternoon by sip tea in the garden, such a pleasure.

1  Thank Ltp_BKK
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the national art museum as it was in our way and it was quite interesting,not realy big pleasant to walk around but unfortunately with noenglish audio guides. If you have time pay a visit ..

2  Thank mariala20
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Xu beihong dominated most of the museum when we went and then several rooms were based solely on variation on a theme. While it was decent for an art museum I do expect more from the national one.

1  Thank Poe W
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Free entrance just show your passport. Monopads or selfie sticks were not allowed inside. The museum has 7 floors. The art works were all good. I would have appreciated it better if there were english translations beside each art work.

1  Thank travelafeme
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

The museum has three levels and two are entirely dedicated to calligraphy, so the museum is an excellent place to visit if you’re keen on calligraphy. It houses a mixture or contemporary and modern calligraphy as well a good collection of Chinese paintings. Try to...More

1  Thank Wiccaoflight
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We travelled to the museum by subway and spent over 2 hours looking round the multi-storey Chinese collection, which was free, so a very cheap morning's sightseeing. The theme was "the silk road" so there were hundreds of different impressions from Chinese artists and those...More

2  Thank Maria1481943
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We spent an hour admiring the gorgeous stone sculptures with a Zen theme and another temporary exhibit. The artist Liu Jude happened to be visiting his exhibit and kindly approached us for a chat and photographs. This very special encounter would not have happened in...More

1  Thank 16TheGrove
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The Art museum had many wonderful pieces. I especially like the modern art and folk art by Chinese artists. It was very interesting in that they did have many paintings depicting their communist past. In fact, considering treatment of artists in China, you wonder how...More

1  Thank Jules_fl
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Only floor 5 is open. Floor 1/2/3 closed for work. So pointless making the effort to go. Woefully disappointed. Had high expectations

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