The National Art Museum of China located at No.1 Wushi Street in the heart of Beijing will host the four theme exhibitions: Beyond Body; Emotive Digital; The Recombinant Reality; and Here, There and Everywhere. In addition to the entire first floor of NAMOC, which consists of nine galleries of various sizes totaling 4500 square meters, the museum coffee shop and souvenir store will also be transformed into extended exhibition spaces.
THE NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF CHINA
The National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), established in 1963, is China’s only national art museum, belonging to the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China. Built with a total area of 26 square kilometers, the NAMOC’s exhibition halls, lighting, humidity levels, fire safety and security systems are all in compliance with international standards.
The main collection at the NAMOC is comprised of both 20th century and contemporary Chinese artwork, currently amounting to about 70,000 works. Besides displaying selections from the main collection, the NAMOC not only plays host to various contemporary art exhibitions, but also publishes monthly, academic magazines, holds educational events for the public, and welcomes millions of visitors annually.
The National Art Museum of China has established professional relationships with many of the worlds’ most prestigious art museums. Prominent large-scale exhibitions that were recently displayed at the NAMOC include “French Impressionism,” “300 Years of Russian Art,” “20th Century Mexican Art,” and “Modern Italian Painting.” Collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum will culminate in 2007 in the presentation of “300 Years of American Art.” Among other events, 2007 also brings “An Exhibition of the Works of Spanish Master Painters,” sponsored by Spain’s Prado Museum. At the time of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the NAMOC’s galleries will be opening with a series of notable exhibits including “Beijing Biannual of International Art.” The “SYNTHETIC TIMES – Media Art China 2008”, will be one of Beijing’s most important cultural events of the year.