West Bund Art Center


This arts centre features over 100 leading galleries from around the world showing contemporary art to Asian fine arts. The enormous gallery spaces here have hosted esteemed exhibitions, like the Chanel Mademoiselle Privé show, with lots of interactive elements. The SCôP: Shanghai Centre of Photography is located here, as is the Scandinavian-style cafe Bistro 2555. Check the website for upcoming shows.

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1. SCôP: Shanghai Centre of Photography

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2. Yuz Museum

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5. Long Museum

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7. M21: 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum

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