New art museum opens doors to public

Suning Art Museum, a new private art museum, has opened to the public along the Suzhou Creek in Putuo District with thousands of antique and modern artworks.

A new private art museum has opened to the public along the Suzhou Creek in Putuo District with thousands of antique and modern artworks.

The Suning Art Museum covering 5,000 square meters in the Changfeng Ecological Business Park features a collection of over 3,000 pieces of famous artworks, mainly paintings, dating back to Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907).

A batch of national treasures are highlighted in the museum, such as the “Twilight Snow in Mountain Villa” by the famous Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) painter Xia Gui. The painting “Pearl and Dragon” by Chen Rong from the same dynasty with Xia is also on show.

The artworks of other famous Chinese artists, including Wen Zhengming, a leading painter, calligrapher and poet, as well as Dong Qichang, a calligrapher, are exhibited. Both Wen and Dong are from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) .

Contemporary works created by heavyweight art master Zhang Daqian are also featured in the new museum.

The museum is a French-style building with five floors above the ground and an underground basement. The exhibition hall has been designed into landscape gardens to make visitors feel like making a tour of the garden while watching the artworks. The exhibition is divided into five units for historic calligraphy and paintings, the antiques and famous contemporary artworks.

The Suning Art Museum presents a professional top-level private art museum to residents in Putuo, the district government said. It aims to not only enrich the services of the region, enhance the regional cultural quality, but also facilitate the cultural life of the nearby citizens and improve their culture quality.

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