Art Museums/Galleries in Shanghai

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  • 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.

    Museum of Folk Art (Minjian Shoucangpin Chenlieguan)

    Zhongshan Nan Yi Lu 1551
    Huangpu (at Nan Chezhan Lu, 2 blocks east of Xizang Nan Lu)

    Folk Art from Around China... read more

    Shanghai Art Museum

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    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

    Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts (Shanghai Gongyi Meishu Bowuguan)

    Fenyang Lu 79
    Xuhui (at intersection with Taiyuan Lu)

    Rotating Exhibits of Arts and Crafts... read more

    Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art (Shanghai Zhengda Xiandai Yishuguan)

    Fangdian Lu 199, No. 28
    Pudong (at Thumb Plaza by Yingchun Lu)

    contemporary art showcase... read more

    Shanghai Gallery of Art

    3 Zhong Shan Dong Yi
    Three on the Bund

    Art lovers gather here... read more

    Art Scene Warehouse

    50 Moganshan Road
    2/F, Building 4

    Prominent Art Space... read more

    Hoke Art Gallery

    8B Golden Deer Mansion, Lane 39, West Ronghua Road

    Taipei art business... read more

    Fanguzi Art Gallery

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    127 Xian Xia Road

    Tiny Shanghai gallery displaying local art and Chinese favorites... read more

    Elegant Art Gallery

    97 Shui Cheng South Road

    Small, bright and beautiful... read more

    New Sight Gallery

    190 Hua Yuan Shi Qiao Road

    Liu Gang's art... read more
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