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CAFA Art Museum
CAFA Art Museum, No.8, Hua Jia Di Nan Street,
Chaoyang District,
Beijing, China
tel: +86 10 64771575     fax: +86 10 64771699
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Established in 1953, the Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (formerly CAFA Gallery) was located at No.5, Xiaowei Lane, Dongcheng District, with a rich collection of some 13,000 works covering a wide variety of genres and styles from ancient to present, China to western countries, and all art fields, including representative works of maestros, contemporary artists, as well as fine students since the foundation of the Academy.

Completed in March 2008, the new art museum, situated in the campus of CAFA, is one of the state-of-the-art art museums in China. Architecture of the museum is a three-dimensional slightly twisted curved surface body, with the curtain wall of natural rock plates together with the most modernistic quasi-sculpture architecture, which just exhibits the reserved and low-profile character of CAFA. It also syncretizes and assorts with the dark grey courtyard-style architecture in the campus, which is designed by Wu Liangyong. The museum covers an area of 14,777m2, with four floors above ground, two underground and one underground in part. The total exhibition and display area is 4,150 m2, where Floor 2 is for permanent gallery, showing ancient paintings and calligraphies, paintings and works donated or collected by senior professors of CAFA, as well as works of registered professors of CAFA; the thematic exhibition gallery is on F3 and 4, designed with open space and daylight curtain. The exhibition hall with 11-meter high ceiling on F3 can provide sufficient space for contemporary art exhibition. The collection warehouse of the museum is on B2, covering an area of 1,120 m2. It adopts the latest information technology and digital management in the world, and has reached the international level in both software and hardware. Public service facilities are on F1. The lecture hall can accommodate 380 people, a convenient place for academic seminar, special lecture and press conference. Other facilities also include the reception desk, café and bookstore.

With the completion and use of the new building, the art museum will organize various exhibitions and academic activities based on the academic research of CAFA to make it become a platform for the exchange of Chinese and foreign art, as well as to provide a space for visit, study and exhibition to CAFA faculties and students, the public, domestic and foreign artists. In particular, besides academic exhibitions, the new museum will hold public and community art education activities to make it become a professional and internationalized art museum in China.

Opening hours:
Tue - Sun 9.3- - 5.30 pm

 

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