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National Art Museum Of China

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Address: No.1 Wusi Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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Art venue good for a few hours

In central Beijing a few meters from the top of Wangfujing Street, about 2 kilometres west of the exit of Forbidden City. Opens at 9 am, but it's closed Mondays. Displays are... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2012
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

We saw the intriguing exhibition of centennial art works of teachers and students of Nanjing University of the Arts and I would have like to see the landscape one too but our schedule did not allow it. Some landscape was included in the Nanjing exhibition anyway. Seeing Chinese art in real life was enriching.

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Toronto, Ontario
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Like the previous poster, I was disappointed with what they had on display. I went there with high hopes, thinking that I could see the paintings of some of the famous Chinese masters. I searched online before arriving in China, and the website did say the works of the traditional chinese painters whose art I admired were in their collection.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

I had read that this museum does not tend to exhibit the usual Chinese dynastic art forms, but tends to exhibit more contemporary works, so I headed there to find the exhibit was the Fifth China Beijing International Art Biennale--a show of all contemporary art. Contemporary art of China was the main attraction, but there was also galleries of contemporary... More 

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Reviewed 16 October 2012

The 'National Art Museum of China' sounds like a place that would offer a massive and definitive collection of Chinese art. Not so. While maybe it might indeed have a huge collection of stuff in storage, it has a disappointingly small collection on public display. It is a nice building, and the work it had on display was interesting, but... More 

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Reviewed 28 April 2012

An exhibit of the works of a number of traditional Chinese artists opened on 26 April 2012. The pieces are outstanding and well worth the time. Admission is free. Spent a few hours there today and will probably return in a few days for more. The exhibition will run through 06 May. Go and enjoy!

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Reviewed 17 April 2012

In central Beijing a few meters from the top of Wangfujing Street, about 2 kilometres west of the exit of Forbidden City. Opens at 9 am, but it's closed Mondays. Displays are constantly changing. Has a small gift shop on 1st floor to the right as you enter. There is also a children's art facility on site, but few people... More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Dropped in this free museum for a couple of hours. You need your passport to get a free ticket. It is located at the north end of Wangfujing street, near the Prime hotel. The exhibition is over three floors. When I visited, the first floor was mostly more modern art (artists born after 1950). I found that part more interesting... More 

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Reviewed 22 November 2011

This museum has shifting exhibitions. Remember your passport which you have to present to get a free ticket. I was so lucky to see a magnificent Chanel exhibition (yes - Chanel) - for free incl. a beautifil catalogue.

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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

We spent a couple of hours in the museum. It had a major theme running at this time, celebrating an anniversary of the museum. There are many floors of various subjects,covering painting, calligraphy, sculpture, textiles, all Chinese, easily accessible by lifts and very spacious. As we visited in the "off season", it was not overcrowded and all exhibits were easily... More 

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