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The National Art Museum of China

Address: 1 Wusi Ave, Dongcheng District, Beijing, People's Republic of China
Website:http://www.namoc.org/en/
The National Art Museum of China is one of the largest art museums in China, and is funded by the Ministry of Culture. The construction of the museum started in 1958, and concluded in 1962. It has a total land area of 30,000 square metres (320,000 sq ft). The museum was renovated between May 2004 and January 2005, and has been given an additional area of 5,375 square metres (57,860 sq ft).
 

Focus
  • History
  • Architecture
  • Organization

Starting to be built in 1958, NAMOC, with its title board inscribed by Chairman Mao Zedong, was formally open to the public in 1963. NAMOC is a national cultural landmark after foundation of New China.

German collectors Mr. and Mrs. Peter Ludwig donated 117 pieces of foreign works to NAMOC in 1999, including 4 oil paintings of Picasso.

Over the past 9 years, the museum has upgraded its official website for 3 times and set up over 10 art databases, which have increasingly become a platform of releasing, searching and sharing art information, with which the public can appreciate artistic works, visit art exhibition, get to know art news and learn art knowledge.

In May 2002, the museum began to restore its main building. A variety of facilities have achieved the national top level after it was completed in May 2003.

The main building, roofed with yellow glazed tiles and surrounded by corridors and pavilions, features the styles of ancient Chinese attics and traditional architecture. The building, with 17 exhibition halls in its 5 stories, covers an area of more than 18,000 square meters. The museum boasts an exhibition area of 8,300 square meters. A modern collection storeroom founded in 1995 covers an area of 4,100 square meters.

NAMOC’s incumbent Director is Wu Weishan. Secretary of Party Committee is You Qingqiao. Executive Deputy Director is Ma Shulin, Deputy Directors Zhang Zikang, Xie Xiaofan, Hu Wei, An Yuanyuan.

Tour guide
  • Opening hours
  • Transportation
  • Ticket service
  • Directions

9:00-17:00 ( No Entry after 16:00 ) Opening all year round

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Bus:

Art Museum Stop(美术馆站): Bus lines:Bus No.103, 111, 202(night bus), 211(night bus)

Art Museum East Stop(美术馆东站):Bus lines:Bus No.101, 109(trolley bus电车), 109, 112, 420, 609, 685

Art Museum North Stop(美术馆北站):Bus lines:Bus No 104(express快), 104, 108, 201(night bus) , Special 11 (特11)

Subway:

Art Museum Station:Line 8(under construction,to be in operation in 2013)

Dongsi Station:Line 5, about 300 meters west of the exit of Dongsi Station

Dongsi Station:Line 6, about 300 meters west of the exit of Dongsi Station

Car Parking:

Parking in the yard of the museum is charged.

RMB 8 Yuan/hour

Vehicles must pull out at closing time.

1. A maximum of 4000 free tickets will be issued each day at the museum.

2. Each visitor can once collect one free ticket of the day with valid ID (Passport).

3. Ticket Issuing Time: 9:00——16:00

4. Ticket Issuing Place: ticket office of NAMOC.

5. Tickets will not be issued when all 4000 tickets have been issued out.

Auxiliary facilities: if needed, you can use auxiliary devices such as wheelchair, pram, umbrella for freewith valid ID (passport) or deposit at the reception

Ticket office: Ticket office is located at southeast corner of front yard of NAMOC. Visitors can collect free tickets against with valid ID (passport) and enter the museum via check-in entrance.

Art bookstore: Art bookstore is located at the west side of exhibition hall No.1. Different categories of books are available, including Chinese and overseas catalogues, art history essays and art periodicals.

Reception counter: main services include inquiry, depositary, audio guide machine lease and so on. You can also take “NAMOC Exhibition Information Leaflet” and exhibition brochures for free. There is also mobile phone charging equipment at reception counter. Tel: (86)10-64011816.

Art shop: art shop is located at the west side of the first floor. The shop mainly sells all kinds of limited editions of art derivatives, developed independently by NAMOC. There are also exquisite souvenirs of other brands.

Cafe: cafe is located at the east side of the first floor, offering fresh coffee, black tea, soft drinks and cakes. Open: 9:30~16:30。

Restaurant: Buffet at noon. Open: 11:00~14:00 Tel:(86)10-64009123

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Relevant
  • Books
  • Documentary film
  • Movie and Television play
  • Music

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1.《中国美术馆藏品集》

Author: 中国美术馆编著

Pages:

ISBN: 710200230

Date of Publication: 1988

Press: 人民美术出版社


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2.《中国美术50年》

Author: 中国美术出版社

Pages:501

ISBN:

Date of Publication: 1999

Press: 人民美术出版社


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3.《中国美术年鉴》

Author: 中国美术馆

Pages:1586

ISBN:7805825742

Date of Publication: 1993-05-01p>

Press: 广西美术出版社


 

1.《中国美术馆宣传片》

Running time:15minutes


 

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Exhibitions
  • Current
  • Upcoming
  • Past

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Diego Rivera: Pride of Mexico

Show Time:2014-10-17 To 2014-12-09

Venues:Hall 19-21

 

 

 

 


 

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Painters Getting Inspiration Only from Painting.-Mai Hongjun Landscape Painting Exhibitionv

Show Time:2014-10-11 To 2014-10-21

Venues:Hall 13-17


 

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Temperance and Self-Improvement-Calligraphy Exhibition on the 60th Anniversary of Capital Normal University and the 30th Anniversary of Its Calligraphy Discipline

Show Time:2014-10-24 To 2014-10-30

Venues:Hall 13-17

 

 


 

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For Learning, For Teaching, For Art--Art Exhibition on the 60th Anniversary of Capital Normal University and the 50th Anniversary of Its College of Fine Arts

Show Time:2014-10-23 To 2014-11-03

Venues:Hall 1,2,3,6,7,8,9

 

 


 

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Poem and Calligraphy Attains Perfection From Brush and Ink--Li Zhongyuan’s Poem Calligraphy Exhibition

Show Time:2014-10-23 To 2014-11-02

Venues:Hall 4

 

 

 

 


 

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The World Under Ink and Shade - Photographs in Chinese Ink and Wash Painting Style By Chen Dazhi

Show Time:2014-10-23 To 2014-11-03

Venues:Hall 5


 

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The Selection Exhibition of Ludwigs Donated International Works of NAMOC’S Collection

Show Time:2014-09-18 To 2014-09-26

Venues:Hall 13-17

 

 

 

 


 

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The Literary Mind and The Carving of Dragons-Wu Guobao Calligraphy Exhibiton

Show Time:2014-09-12 To 2014-09-19

Venues:Hall 5