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  • teamLab Borderless

    • Address
      Bldg. C-2, 100 Huayuan Gang Lu, near Bansongyuan Lu
      花园港路100号C-2号楼, 近半淞园路
    • Phone
      6323 2225

    A futuristic wonderland of a museum, by Japanese digital art collective teamLab. Inside, it's a fantasy world spread across many rooms, with endlessly changing and interactive projections creating a disorienting trip akin to that bit in 2001: A Space Odyssey where... Read more

  • Long Museum (West Bund)

    • Address
      3398 Longteng Avenue, near Fenglin Lu
      龙腾大道3398号, 近枫林路
    • Phone
      6422 7636

    Opened in 2014, the Long Museum West Bund is the second of Chinese billionaire collectors Liu Yiqian and Wang Wei's expanding empire. The architecture is stunning - right on the waterfront, it was designed by Liu Yichun of Atelier Deshaus. Inside is a veritable who's... Read more

  • Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum

    • Address
      2600 Longteng Dadao, near Longteng Lu
      龙腾大道2600号, 近龙腾路
    • Phone
      3101 1011

    Until 2025, Centre Pompidou is collaborating with the West Bund Group to establish the most significant artistic exchange between France and China to date. The exterior of the building, designed by David Chipperfield, is nothing compared to its Parisian original, but... Read more

  • Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai

    • 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

  • Power Station of Art

    • 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

  • China Art Museum

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

    A vast art museum, housed in the former Chinese Expo pavilion over in Pudong. Works on display span modern and contemporary periods, and there's also a steady rotation of temporary exhibitions, including lots from abroad. Good to know: it's free to get in, but you... Read more

  • West Bund Museum

    • Address
      2600 Longteng Dadao, near Longlan Lu
      龙腾大道2600号, 近龙兰路
    • Phone
      3101 1011

    One of many art museums on the West Bund campus. Read more

  • Shanghai Jiushi Art Museum

    • Address
      6/F, 27 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu
      中山东一路27号6楼, 近北京东路
    • Phone
      137 7447 1354

    Opened in 2018, this museum is housed on the 6th floor of Jardine Matheson Building on the bund, a six-story listed national heritage site at 27 Bund that has been standing for almost a century. Exhibitions hosted here usually revolve around the historical changes of... Read more

  • YUZ Museum

    • Address
      35 Fenggu Lu, near Longteng Avenue
      丰谷路35号, 近龙腾大道
    • Phone
      6426 1901

    Opened in May 2014, YUZ Museum Shanghai is the second major private institution to grace the city's West Bund area. This one is the brainchild of Chinese-Indonesian collector, Budi Tek and will host rotating exhibitions sourced from his own massive collection of... Read more

  • Modern Art Museum

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    • Address
      4777 Binjiang Da Dao, near Pudian Lu
      滨江大道4777号, 近浦电路
    • Phone
      6878 1390

    A former coal storage facility known as the Lao Bai Du Coal Warehouse (老白渡煤仓), it was transformed by Atelier Deshaus (who also did the West Bund’s Long Museum) into a museum. It has retained many of its original structures, like a long, elevated channel that runs... Read more

  • The Bund Art Museum

    • Address
      201 Hankou Lu, near Jiangxi Zhong Lu
      汉口路201号, 近江西中路
    • Phone
      6321 2256

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  • Xuhui Art Museum

    • Address
      1413 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu
      淮海中路1413号, 近复兴西路
    • Phone
      6433 6516

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  • Powerlong Museum

    • Address
      3055 Caobao Lu, near Xinzhen Lu
      漕宝路3055号, 近新镇路
    • Phone
      6221 9111

    Powerlong is a real estate company and this museum is the show-and-tell space for its chairman, Xu Jiankang. Xu is a high-profile rich AF art collector and this is his non-profit space. The 23,000 square meter museum is anchored by a stunning minimalist ramp that... Read more

  • Undefine M50

    • Address
      Rm 105, Bldg 6, 50 Moganshan Lu, near Xi Suzhou Lu
      莫干山路50号6号楼105室, 近西苏州路
    • Phone
      6226 6020

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  • Duolun Museum of Modern Art

    • 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

  • Fuji X Space

    • Address
      398 Huaihai Zhong Lu, near Danshui Lu
      淮海中路398号, 近淡水路
    • Phone
      6373 0173

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  • OCAT

    • Address
      Lane 9 Qufu Lu, near Gansu Lu
      曲阜路9弄, 近甘肃路
    • Phone
      6608 5180

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  • Shanghai Oil Painting & Sculpture Institute

    • Address
      111 Jinzhu Lu, near Hongqiao Lu
      金珠路111号, 近虹桥路
    • Phone
      6275 9930

    Though not the most active of spaces in the city, the Shanghai Oil Painting and Sculpture Institute occasionally throws up one or two gems, particularly in terms of international collaborations. Best to call ahead to check what's on. Read more

  • Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum

    • Address
      Bldg 3, 210 Wenshui Lu, near Wanrong Lu
      汶水路210号3号楼, 近万荣路
    • Phone
      6182 0539

    A sister site to Redtown's original Minsheng Art Museum, this one continues the bank-sponsored institution's remit: contemporary art from China and beyond. Opened in 2014, it's housed in the... Read more

  • HOW Art Museum

    • Address
      No. 1, Lane 2277 Zuchongzhi Lu, near Shengxia Lu
      祖冲之路2277弄1号, 近盛夏路
    • Phone
      5157 2277

    Established in 2017 and dubbed Shanghai’s first 'night museum,' for its later opening hours, HOW is a 7,000sqm, 3-story building, adjacent to a five-star art hotel. It also... Read more

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