Rockbund Art Museum

Rockbund Art Museum information

Shànghǎi , China
Street 20 Huqiu Rd, 虎丘路20号
Getting there
metro East Nanjing Rd
More information
adult ¥15
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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Housed in the former Royal Asiatic Society building (1933), this private museum behind the Bund focuses on contemporary Chinese art, with rotating exhibits year-round. Opened in 2010 to mark the opening of the Rockbund (North Bund) renovation project – funded by the Rockefeller Group – the museum has since become one of the city’s top modern-art venues.

In addition to the art museum, there are a number of other architectural gems in this area that are part of the project, including the former British Consulate. The most extensively renovated section is along Yuanmingyuan Rd, a magnet for the latest crop of high-profile restaurants and luxury brands to come to Shànghǎi. Additional landmark buildings in the area are slated for redevelopment, including the wonderful curved facade of the art-deco Capitol Theatre (1928), at the north end of Huqiu Rd.