National Art Museum of China
National Art Museum of China is located
on Wu Si Street. It is a national level art museum focused
on displaying, collecting and researching the works of the
artists in China modern times. Chairman Mao Zedong wrote the
name of the museum.
National Art Museum of China covers an
area of 30,000 square meters with its construction acreage
of 17,051 square meters. And its exhibition halls are 6,000
square meters. The construction was started in 1958 and finished
in 1962. It is one of the Great Ten Constructions to mark
the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Founding of the
People's Republic of China and also the largest art museum
in China. After over one year's decoration, it was reopened
on July 23, 2003.
Its main construction is the modern constructions
imitating the ancient attic style. Its top is decorated by
the yellow glazed tiles. There are the corridors and pavilions
around. It is filled with the distinctive nationality construction
style. The museum can be divided to three levels as the upper,
middle and lower level respectively.
There are totally 13 exhibition halls in
the museum, and the three collective anti-ultraviolet radiation
colored fluorescent lamps are illuminating on the halls. The
acreage of the round hall is 480 square meters that is suited
for hanging the large-sized art works. The acreages of the
east and west side halls in the first floor are 470 square
meters respectively that are equipped with large glass exhibition
cabinets. While each of the four corner halls cover an area
of 500 square meters; The exhibition places of the second
and third floors are opposed to the main hall; The new painting
collecting storeroom occupies an area of 5,000 square meters.
In the museum, there are fine arts works
exhibiting & marketing hall and art works service department.
The art museum has collected more than 60,000
fine arts works in the modern times and from the folks. Its
varieties include excellent works with different time features
and different art styles like Chinese paintings, canvases,
prints, sculptures, Spring Festival pictures, funnies, picture
posters, pencil sketches, iconography, watercolor paintings,
varnish paintings. It also includes the agrestic art works
like puppets, shadow play works, paper-cuts, kites, mud toys,
embroideries and so on.
The exhibition activities individual painting
exhibitions, collective painting exhibitions, film exhibitions,
calligraphy exhibitions, children's painting and folk fine
works exhibitions are increased gradually.
In 1998, it held the International Fine
Arts Year that won the high praise from all walks of life
in society. The annual average visitors numbers is one million.