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National Art Museum Of China

#114 of 1,600 things to do in Beijing
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Address: No.1 Wusi Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
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Nice variety of work

The National Art Museum of China is much smaller than the National Museum. When I visited there was a nice variety of exhibits including one of very large modern paintings in a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 April 2016
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

The National Art Museum of China is much smaller than the National Museum. When I visited there was a nice variety of exhibits including one of very large modern paintings in a traditional style, and an exhibit about the early 20th century writer Lu Xun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Wow is the first expression that comes to mind when I think of my visit here. I could hardly believe that such a wonderful collection of art exists under one roof in Asia. The art focuses on ethnicity in art and artists from near and far have works displayed here. My second surprise was that it was all free!! However... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

Amazing art on display if you have time to visit. I liked that the kids here take the time to sit in front of the works, draw and emulate them in their little sketchbooks. It was as if I can see art and tradition being transferred in front of me. Quite fascinating.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

This place was a nice surprise. Great exhibition from new Chinese artists. Very talented artists. The place was empty and gave us the opportunity to explore the place in a not crowded day. Perfect to place to get used to Beijing.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

It's a 550 m walk (10 min) from exit E of the Dongsi metro station on line 5. Free admittance with a passport. There are five floors with exhibits on puppets, calligraphy, and paintings. All items are beautifully arranged, behind glass with a direct spotlight, with simple English names but there's no further English text about the details. My 2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

This is been an accident exhibition of Chinese artist. Over the years I've been here multiple times and never been disappointed. The building is relatively small, exhibition are normally on three different floors. If you enter after 3:30 the admission is free.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

The building offered a lofty space and some of the pictures were interesting, though I didn't see anything particularly uplifting. I'm no art critique but I found most paintings rather dull, a sad reflection on the state of modern art perhaps. There were several painting that looked like I'd done them during a drunken experiment with brush and colour. But... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

We always think that seeing the art a nation produces says a lot about the culture. Never truer than China. Great museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

A great place to visit on a hot or rainy day. Show your passport at the entrance gate and you will receive a free ticket to the museum. There was a special exhibition of art work commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Anti-Fascists War. It was quite remarkable. Chinese artists are featured throughout. A great place to spend the afternoon.

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