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Shanghai, Pearl of the East

Reviving its golden days in the 1930s, Shanghai is grabbing the world’s attention again as the most dynamic metropolis in China. From the jaw-dropping skyscrapers in Lujiazui to numerous cosy cafés in the French Concession, this is where East meets West, traditional meets modern, and the grassroots coexists with the luxurious in harmony. Whether you’re a backpacker or a jetsetter, you can always find what suits you best.

 Jean-Michel Basquiat Renaud Camus / CC BY 2.0

Doland: Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art

Doland: Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art

A cultural experience for all!

A cultural experience for all!

Stay.com Editors' Note

The first state-owned museum in China devoted entirely to modern art is an impressive seven-storey affair. Run by the culture bureau of the Hongkou district, Doland: Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art opened in 2003 but has already become one of the city’s most active cultural institutions.

It has brought in several big-name shows, including such artists as Jean-Michel Basquiat, and frequently collaborates with other Asian museums. It boasts an active artist-in-residence programme; visitors are encouraged to pop in to the artists' studios on the fifth floor. There are regularly changing temporary shows, screenings and music events and some well thought out and creative workshops for children.

Doland: Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art
27 Duolun Lu, Shanghai
Phone
6587 2530
Website
www.duolunart.com
Hours
9am-5.30pm daily