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  • Power Station of Art

    • Arts
    • Museums
    • Old Town (Yu Garden)
    • Address
      200 Huayuangang Lu, near Miaojiang Lu
      花园港路200号, 近苗江路
    • Phone
      3110 8550

    The PSA is an impressive but cumbersome space, a huge building likened by curator Qui Zhijie to London’s Tate Modern. The PSA may have similar hardware to that legendary institution but it doesn’t have the software — the staffing, budgets, etc — to match.... Read more

  • MOCA Shanghai

    • Arts
    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Address
      People's Park, 231 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Huangpi Bei Lu
      人民公园, 南京西路231号, 近黄陂北路
    • Phone
      6327 1282

    The best part of the Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai (MOCA) is the prime location smack dab in a lovely green portion of People's Square. Sunlight and panoramic views pour in through the museum's floor to ceiling glass walls. International exhibitions are the... Read more

  • China Art Museum

    • Arts
    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Address
      161 Shangnan Lu, near Guozhan Lu
      上南路205号, 近国展路
    • Phone
      400 921 9021

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  • 1933

    • Arts
    • Design Standout
    • 1933
    • Address
      3F, 611 Liyang Lu, near Haining Lu (Adjacent to the Kowloon Hotel -- taxis know it as jiulong binguan)
      溧阳路611号, 近海宁路
    • Phone
      6501 1933

    1933 transforms an old art deco abattoir into a creative hub hosting restaurants, creative retail, design companies, artists, galleries and design and exhibition spaces across four heritage-listed building. Read more

  • Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

    • Arts
    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Address
      100 Renmin Da Dao, near Xizang Lu
      上海城市规划展示馆, 人民大道100号, 近西藏路
    • Phone
      6318 4477

    One of Shanghai's best and most visited museums, the Urban Planning Exhibition Hall at People's Square documents the changing face of Shanghai and is an essential vising point for those interested in the evolution of the city. A perfect scale model of the entire city... Read more

  • Shanghai Gallery of Art

    • Arts
    • Three on the Bund
    • Bund Area
    • Address
      3/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu
      中山东一路3号3楼, 近广东路
    • Phone
      6321 5757

    SGA hosts well-known artists such as Gu Dexin in its vaulted, 1,000 sqm of exhibition space with views of the river. Read more

  • Propaganda Poster Art Centre

    • Arts
    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Address
      B/F, Bldg B, 868 Huashan Lu, near Fuxing Lu
      华山路868号B号楼, 近复兴西路
    • Phone
      6211 1845

    Located in the basement of a cluster of highrises on Huashan Lu, Propaganda Poster Art Center has a collection of hundreds of original posters from the Mao years as well as a gift shop selling Mao-era paraphernalia, original and copied propaganda posters, and various... Read more

  • Duolun Museum of Modern Art

    • Arts
    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Address
      27 Duolun Lu, near Sichuan Bei Lu
      多伦路27号, 近四川北路
    • Phone
      6587 2530

    Located in the tough-to-get-to Hongkou district, the Duolun museum is the first state-owned hub dedicated solely to modern art. Spiral staircases wind through the seven-story Bauhaus structure that collaborates with Asian museums to bring in the occasional big name.... Read more

  • Rockbund Art Museum

    • Arts
    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Address
      20 Huqiu Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
      虎丘路20号, 近北京东路
    • Phone
      3310 9985-1101

    Since its inaugural exhibition, “Peasant Da Vincis”, in 2010, RAM has been on some next-level shit. Nowhere else in the city has such a strong events program or such consistent, well produced shows. RAM has held major solos for some of China’s most celebrated... Read more

  • Madame Tussaud's

    • Arts
    • Travel
    • Museums
    • Address
      10/F, New World Department Store, People's Square 68 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Xizang Lu
      南京西路2-68号, 新世界商厦10楼, 近西藏路
    • Phone
      6358 7878

    Located on the tenth floor of the New World Building, Madame Tussauds allows visitors to mingle with the rich, famous and (sometimes) deceased. Aside from taking your picture onstage with Michael Jackson you can also walk through Madame's maze of horror. This... Read more

  • SOSIN Contemporary

    • Arts
    • Moganshan Lu
    • Moganshan Lu
    • Address
      M50, Bldg 14, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Jiangning Lu
      M50, 莫干山路50号14号楼, 近江宁路
    • Phone
      5212 7571

    With headquarters in Tokyo, SOSIN Contemporary is an art gallery based in Shanghai's M50 art district and dedicated to showcasing new works by Chinese and Japanese artists. Read more

  • Shanghai Exhibition Centre

    • Arts
    • Business
    • Exhibitions Centers
    • Address
      1000 Yan'an Lu, near Tongren Lu
      延安中路1000号, 近铜仁路
    • Phone
      2216 2216

    This gauche, sprawling palace on Nanjing Lu gifted by the Soviets to China in 1954 is tough to miss. Throughout the year it is the home to more than a dozen international exhibitions ranging from ShContemporary art show to the so-called "Millionaire's Fair." Read more

  • ShanghART Warehouse

    • Arts
    • Moganshan Lu
    • Moganshan Lu
    • Address
      50 Moganshan Lu, near Suzhou Xi Lu
      莫干山路50号, 近苏州河
    • Phone
      6359 3923, 5382 0418

    This large Swiss-owned gallery opened its doors on Moganshan Lu in 1996. ShanghART was the first gallery in China to participate in major international art fairs, such as Art Basel. The works may not always be thrilling, but the artists exhibited are always well-known. Read more

  • River South Art Centre

    • Arts
    • Suzhou Creek
    • Galleries
    • Address
      1247 Nan Suzhou Lu, near Xinchang Lu
      南苏州路1247号, 近新昌路
    • Phone
      6359 8989

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  • DDM Warehouse

    • Arts
    • Red Town
    • Xuhui
    • Address
      750 Huaihai Xi Lu, near Hongqiao Lu
      淮海西路750号, 近红桥路
    • Phone
      3501 3212

    This grungy warehouse, located north and east of just about everything in Shanghai, is a vast, endearingly scruffy SoHo-esque loft. DDM offers hit or miss exhibitions that run the gamut of contemporary media. Electronica, indoor smoking and poetry readings complete... Read more

  • Two Cities Gallery

    • Arts
    • Xuhui
    • Shaoxing Lu
    • Address
      20 Shaoxing Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu
      绍兴路20号, 近瑞金二路
    • Phone
      5252 1518

    The name of this gallery is based on the Dickensian notion that contained within every city is a beautiful side and a dark side. Two Cities is one of the few galleries in Shanghai (and in China) promoting modern 3-dimensional contemporary art such as wood & lacquer,... Read more

  • Creek Art

    • Arts
    • Suzhou Creek
    • Address
      Behind 423 Guangfu Lu, near Wuzhen Lu
      苏河艺术中心, 光复路423号后面, 近乌镇路
    • Phone

    Perched in one of Shanghai's slummier areas is the six-floor brick structure of gallery spaces, cafes and restaurant that is Creek Art. With a new space dedicated solely to prints and their weekly Sunday brunch Creek Art has a brighter future than its longtang... Read more

  • Ke Center

    • Stage
    • Arts
    • Theatres
    • Address
      613-B Kaixuan Lu, near Yan'an Xi Lu
      凯旋路613号, 近延安西路
    • Phone
      6131 3080

    The Ke Center serves as the official venue for local theater group Shanghai Repertory Theater (SRT). Several times a year, SRT stage various English-language productions, from Shakespearean classics, to modernist comedies of manners, to absurdist provocation. Click... Read more

  • Eastlink Gallery

    • Arts
    • Moganshan Lu
    • Moganshan Lu
    • Address
      5/F, Bldg 6, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Changhua Lu
      莫干山路50号6号楼5楼, 近昌化路
    • Phone
      6276 9932

    Founded in 1999, Chinese-owned Eastlink was one of the first galleries in Shanghai and pioneer gallery at Moganshan Lu where it quickly established a critically acclaimed reputation. The gallery's program of exhibitions reflects its commitment to supporting both... Read more

  • Strictly Designers United

    • Arts
    • Cool Docks
    • South Bund
    • Address
      55 Fuxing dong Lu, near Zhongshan nan Lu
      复兴东路55号, 近中山南路
    • Phone
      156 0187 7199

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