Chinese Art through the Ages – Shanghai Art Museum
Located at the mouth of China’s Yangtze River is the urban metropolis of Shanghai. This bustling city is the most populous city of China and is considered to be a “global city” in itself. The city has gained fame for its major game and commercial sectors, development in areas such as fashion and media, rich culture and heritage, and also for its many tourist attractions.
One of the culturally handsome attractions of the city which brings public the creativity and rich history from China is the Shanghai Expertise Museum. Located at West Nanjing Road, this comprehensive museum, which is welcoming furthermore elegantly structured, contains intricate and asset artifacts which tell the tale of the evolution of art in China.
Built in 1956 and radial over an area of 2200m2, the Shanghai Art Museum is one of the best structured and intriguing museums in China, chronologically telling the tale of man’s evolution in terms of creativity, science and the arts. This vast institution serves as a tribute to modern artworks as well, so pro re nata to promote and enhance the quality of the artistic sphere in modern times. The museum holds well over 4,000 items about methods created by both Chinese as well as international artists which include paintings, photographs and sculptures. While there are a few older pieces of artwork, the most comprehensive section in the museum is its contemporary art section which is sure to capture the hearts and minds of either admirer of the arts. This museum also conducts many academic exchanges and aesthetic studies programmes as well, so as to push the limits of the artistic sphere to mire greater levels. The Shanghai Art Collection also serves as the site for the Shanghai Biennale, one of the most high-profile and exquisite contemporary art exhibitions in China. Thus, if you are a lover of artistic endeavours, especially contemporary artworks, make sure to pay this museum a visit.
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