Beijing art museums and art galleries

Beijing art museums and art galleries, a directory *

Art museums

Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art & Archaeology
Opened in 1993 in the Peking University complex (near the Westgate). Archaeological findings from China (from 280,000 years ago until the 17th century), including bronze, jade and bone objects as well as pottery.

Beijing Art Museum
Established in 1985 in Wanshou Temple, with the aim of preserving, studying and exhibiting the Chinese cultural heritage.

Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing

Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)

The China Millennium Monument
Symbolic and commemorative building complex to welcome the Year 2000, including museums, halls and spaces for exhibitions and events.

National Art Museum of China
Largest fine arts museum in China. Modern and folk art.

Palace Museum
Imperial palace (Gugong) of the Ming and Quing dynasties, built 1406-1421 on behalf of the 3rd Ming emperor, Yongle.

Ullens Center for the Arts
Exhibitions, screenings, performances, seminars; art library and educational program.

Beijing Art Museum

CAFA Museum
Established in 1953, the Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (formerly CAFA Gallery) situated in the campus of CAFA (No.8, Huajiadi Nan Street, Chaoyang District), is one of the state-of-the-art art museums in China.

Today Art Museum
The museum has dedicated itself to maintaining a modern vision, engaging in an international platform and upholding professional standards .

Beijing Museum of Ancient Architecture

Beijing WenBo info.
Museums, palaces, exhibitions in Beijing.

The Forbidden City *

Palace Museum official site.

Satellite photograph of the Forbidden City

Forbidden City, A Photographic Tour

The Virtual Collection of Asian Masterpieces

Art galleries in Beijing *

Ten Beijing contemporary art galleries. Culture Trip

China Art Archives & Warehouse concentrates on experimental art from the People’s Republic of China.

China Visual Arts Center (CVAC)

Galleries in New York and Beijing. Chinese contemporary artwork.

Chinese Contemporary Art Gallery: Beijing
Chinese Contemporary (based in London) opened in 2004 a gallery in Beijing in 2004.

CourtYard Gallery
Opened in 1996 directly across from the East Gate of the Forbidden City, in a traditional courtyard house that was once part of this imperial palace.

Front Line Contemporary
Exclusive focus on mainland Chinese artists.

Gallery Perif
Contemporary art gallery, presenting local and foreign artists.

Long March Space

Osage Gallery
Contemporary Asian art.

Peking Fine Arts
Contemporary artists from China.

Platform China
Art organization for promoting contemporary art in China and cultural exchange between Chinese and international artists. Gallery spaces, artists’ residency studios, multi-media room and project space.

Red Gate Gallery
Founded in 1991 by Australian Brian Wallace. Presents works in diverse media by contemporary Chinese artists.

Soka Art Center / Contemporary Space
Established in 1992 in Tainan, Taiwan. Spaces in Taipei, since 2001 in Beijing.

A Thousand Plateaus
Art space for contemporary Chinese art with branches in Chengdu and Beijing.

Tokyo Gallery
A gallery with a focus on contemporary Chinese, Japanese and Korean art.

Ullens Center for the Arts
Established by the Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation in the Dashanzi Art District, Beijing.

Wan Fung Art Gallery

National Centre for the Performing Arts

Wikipedia entry for The National centre of the Performing Arts

The Palace Museum

Red Gate Gallery
Since 1991 Red Gate Gallery has been exhibiting work by outstanding contemporary Chinese artists.

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