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Lujiazui not only skyscrapers but also art center
By:Wu Qiong   |  From:english.eastday.com  |  2021-11-26 15:27

Apart from the financial institutions, Lujiazui in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area is also home to many artistic landmarks such as museums and art galleries.

1. Shanghai Baoku Jiangxin Museum

Known as the “tallest museum”, the Shanghai Baoku Jiangxin Museum unveiled on November 17 sits on the 38th floor of Shanghai Tower. It is a core part of the Baoku Jiangxin Art Center, a 3A-class tourist spot in China. Collecting 300 pieces of artwork, it showcases nine major categories including ceramics, thang-ka, carving, glazed glass, metal, lacquer, embroidery, weaving, and home furniture.

Opening hours: Monday 10:00-16:00, Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00

Address: 38F, Shanghai Tower, 501 Middle Yincheng Road, Pudong New Area

Ticket Price: 38 RMB

2. Collection Museum of Shanghai Modern

Founded in 2017, the museum houses the interesting life history of Shanghai citizens. It is a private museum home to old items used by people living in as early as the 1930s. Visitors will find daily necessities used decades or even hundreds of years ago, such as old telephones of the last century, license plates of rickshaws, drawings of old buildings, calendars with photos of beautiful women, and boundary stones.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-17:00

Address: 1F, 288 Pudong Avenue, Pudong New Area

Ticket Price: free

3. Museum of Art Pudong (MAP)

Next to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the MAP occupies a prime location along the Huangpu River. It was designed by Jean Nouvel, winner of the 2008 Pritzker Prize. The museum has 2 floors underground and 4 floors above ground. It is open at night starting from November 1, 2021.

Opening hours: 10:00-21:00 (closed on Tuesday)

Address: 2777 Binjiang Avenue, Pudong New Area

Ticket Price: 280 RMB

4. Aurora Museum

The Aurora Museum is the first design project of Japanese architect Tadao Ando in China, transforming the podium office of the Aurora Building into an exhibition hall. There are five floors in the museum. The first floor is for ancient pottery figurines, second for jade ware, third for blue and white porcelain, fourth for research and temporary exhibitions, and fifth for Buddhist statues. What’s more, the museum is conveniently open at night for those working in Lujiazui.

Opening hours: 10:00-17:00 (closed on Monday)

Address: 99 Fucheng Rd, Pudong New Area

Ticket Price: 60 RMB

5. Guanfu Museum

Created by famous collector Ma Weidu, the museum is hidden on the 37th floor of the Shanghai Tower, showing Ma’s collection over the past years. It has a fantastic collection of fine porcelain, cloisonné, ancient furniture and carved windows and doors.

Opening hours: Monday 10:00-17:00, Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00

Address: 37F, Shanghai Tower, 501 Middle Yincheng Road, Pudong New Area

Ticket Price: 100 RMB

6. Coutts Art Center (CAC)

As a new art treasure in Lujiazui, the CAC covers an area of 2,000 square meters, including art museums, galleries, laboratories, and art derivative stores. Exhibitions hosted by the center have always been popular among young people. For instance, the “I Love You-You Yang Solo Exhibition” which opened recently has attracted many trendy visitors.

Opening hours: 10:30-18:00

Address: 2F, Shanghai GALA Mall Store, 66 Yincheng Rd, Pudong New Area

Ticket Price: 39 RMB

7. Pudong Development Exhibition Hall

It was once the Dongchang Workers' Club and Pudong Cultural Museum, but it was established as the starting point of the Pudong Development Office of the Shanghai people's government on May 3, 1990. Until 2000, as the headquarters and engine of Pudong development and opening, it was always at the forefront of the reform and opening up. The exhibits witness the history of Pudong's reform and opening up, which is inspiring and thought-provoking.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00-11:30, 13:30-17:00

Address: 141 Pudong Avenue, Pudong New Area

Ticket Price: free

8. Shanghai Urban History Exhibition Hall

This museum covers the changes of Shanghai from the end of the Yuan Dynasty and the beginning of the Ming Dynasty to the liberation of Shanghai in 1949. It has an area of 10,000 square meters and houses more than 1,000 precious cultural relics, 100 wax figurines of people, and has recreations of many historical scenes. Here, you will see what old Shanghai looks like, as well as an exhibition of old-fashioned trams, rickshaws, and vintage cars.

Opening hours: 9:00-21:00

Address: Ground Floor, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, 1 Century Avenue, Pudong New Area

Ticket Price: 35 RMB