Add:20 Huqiu Rd
Time:Tues-Sun, 10am - 6pm
Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available
The building is situated in the famous Rockbund area of the Bund, where Suzhou Creek flows into the Huangpu River. The building once housed the Royal Asiatic Society and the former Shanghai Museum, one of China’s first modern museums.
This non-government contemporary art museum was renovated by British architect David Chipperfield. The original 1932 structure was designed by Palmer and Wilson, in a hybrid style combining Western architecture with Chinese decorative elements. Chipperfield retained the original design in the exterior facade.
The museum organizes exhibitions of Chinese and foreign contemporary artists. The museum is a convenient stop for visitors to the Bund.