Opened in 2021, the Museum of Art Pudong was designed by famous French architect Jean Nouvel, who also did the big red building near Xintiandi. It’s a ten-minute walk from the Lujiazui metro station. The space. Is huge. MAP covers six floors with 13 exhibition halls as well as a rooftop terrace. The interior is standard Shanghai concrete minimalism, although the warm color and lighting offset this somewhat, creating a more accessible feel for the works. Exhibitions run the gamut of classical and contemporary Chinese and International art, often transpiring concurrently with one another, which can make for a really eclectic afternoon at the museum. In partnership with first rate museums around the world, expect marquee visual / installation art events — anything from the world’s most famous historical artists from the Western cannon to the established big names on the Chinese contemporary scene. Two dining areas on-site. A cafe, Seesaw on the first flood, and the upscale dining rooftop venue, Roof P.M.
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