Shanghai is China's largest city, but aside from this it is also the leading center of fashion, art and aesthetic appreciation in the Middle Kingdom. Art galleries abound and nearly all of the small hip art galleries feature new and creative pieces from up and coming artists. You'll be able to see Shanghai through the eyes of its most enterprising artists, and the designers and innovators of tomorrow.
Explore regional and folk art at the Museum of Folk Art, which houses interesting pieces from around the area and gives insight into contemporary art and fashion. You'll find all manner of traditional art pieces, from fabric to print and even artifacts from yesteryear on display.
The Shanghai Art Museum is a flash into the past, and houses art from several genres and generations. The Shanghai Gallery of Art is somewhat similar. For an encouraging stroll through the transformation in China's art scene, this is a great place to begin.
Contemporary Art spans the city, from the graffiti art in Moganshan to the elegant pieces on display at the Fanguzi Gallery, you'll find anything you desire in Shanghai. Contemporary and modern art are literally everywhere, from the architecture to the artists drawing on the Bund.
Zhongshan Nan Yi Lu 1551
Huangpu (at Nan Chezhan Lu, 2 blocks east of Xizang Nan Lu)
Nanjing Xi Lu 325
Huangpu (northwest edge of People's Park at Huangpi Lu)
Extensive Fine Art exhibits displayed in an Ancient Racing Stadium... read more
Fenyang Lu 79
Xuhui (at intersection with Taiyuan Lu)
Rotating Exhibits of Arts and Crafts... read more
Fangdian Lu 199, No. 28
Pudong (at Thumb Plaza by Yingchun Lu)
3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi
Three on the Bund
50 Moganshan Road
2/F, Building 4
8B Golden Deer Mansion, Lane 39, West Ronghua Road
127 Xian Xia Road
Tiny Shanghai gallery displaying local art and Chinese favorites... read more
190 Hua Yuan Shi Qiao Road