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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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Great museum with extensive collections of chinese arts

This is one of the best museums in Beijing. Monday closed though. This museum has extensive collections of chinese paintings and sculptures. You can easily spend 2 to 3 hours in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nowhere has the impact of state control been as evident to me as at the art gallery. While there was an interesting exhibition of works from the Gansu Academy a group of men who produce a range of work, some impressive and some fairly amateur, the lack of evocative contemporary art that challenges is glaringly obvious for a Westerner. There... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best museums in Beijing. Monday closed though. This museum has extensive collections of chinese paintings and sculptures. You can easily spend 2 to 3 hours in it, from one room to another. Entrance fee is low on top of that. If you want some peace just avoid to visit it on a "cold" Sunday unless... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were delighted with a few hours visit to this great collection that is situated in a grand decorative traditional Chinese building. We were particularly interested in seeing the contrasting traditional paintings juxtapositioned with modern works. The former has many fine examples featuring themes of landscape, nature amongst others. Streetscapes are attractively presented. Portraits feature extensively, from fine individual depictions... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

There's no permanent exhibition in this museum. Check its website before you visit to make sure there's something interesting on display. Bring your ID and you can get a ticket free of charge at the ticket office. There's free wifi in the museum. When you enter the building, you can see the passcode for the wifi. Whenever I visit this... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Spent about an hour at the National Art Museum. A passport is needed to gain entry, which is free of charge. On a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), this museum ranked about 4. Thought it was arranged well, however it wasn’t very big and was hard to understand the items on display since very little was in English.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Thus museum has enormous space full with huge galleries... Painting collections are absolutely amazing... go there soon cause there are so many collections to see including chinese opera dolls and chinese calligraphy... There is a very nice cafe you can rest for a while and continue! Absolutely worth visiting!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Just terrible. Showcases the worst aspects of government-funded propaganda art. Full of those paintings of a serene Chairman Mao meeting adoring, rosy-cheeked villagers or ethnic minorities, or of Chinese warships cutting through the seas. What really depressed me is that many of these are contemporary pieces. A horrible identify-the-faces painting of the first meeting of the People's Political Consultative Conference... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

As mentioned by many others, it's a gigantic museum. The lines and time standing in the heat was very oppressive. People do not respect queue in China. However, it moves relatively fast. Still it took about 30/40 min to get in. Passport are required. Once close to the building routanda, Make sure to go across the entrance to get your... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

The National Art Museum of China hosts works from contemporary Chinese artists, with a permanent exhibition and a few temporary ones. It is FREE which is great. The museum is in a very nice building that from outside mixes block with old temple architecture but inside is all modern, with nice and adequate lightning. It has 3 floors with exhibitions,... More 

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Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The museum is focused on oil paintings. However, almost nothing is explained in English and it is very hard to understand anything. If you have other plans, it is safe to skip.

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