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Power Station of Art

(上海当代艺术博物馆)
Art Museum and Art Gallery
Huangpu
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    Reed A.
    "Gigantic space with some of the best contemporary art in China."(5 Tips)
    Travel + Leisure
    "first public museum on the mainland"(4 Tips)
    Carinna R.
    "Cai Guo Qiang art exhibition."(2 Tips)
    Sabrina W.
    "renovated an old power station"(2 Tips)
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  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureApril 8, 2013
    Built in an old power station, the mammoth, 443,000-square-foot museum played host to the 2012 Shanghai Biennale. It’s the first public museum on the mainland to showcase contemporary Chinese art.
  • Jasonheart icon on user image
    JasonFebruary 26, 2017
    As PSA gaining more popularity, weekend visit could be congested around 1-4 pm (especially during Biennale exhibition where people loving taking shots). Free admission on Tuesday
  • Bill G.
    Bill GloverMarch 4, 2015
    It stands by itself, away from the bustle of the city, but is well worth a visit. I came mid week and had the place to myself.
  • Laylaheart icon on user image
    LaylaAugust 16, 2019
    A must-visit for art and architecture lovers! Check their website for information on what exhibitions are on. Also if you have time, go for a walk by the river. ;)
  • Clara L.
    Clara LuAugust 17, 2015
    A really big spacious exhibition hall, pretty close to the subway and nearby other old Shanghai expo centers. Spend a few hours looking around and enjoy the view of the river.
  • Nijingheart icon on user image
    NijingMay 8, 2015
    Big, spacious and comfort museum. Lots of showrooms are closed for press event on the day I went, sure I'll come again to see them all. You can even go onto the platform to see the view of the city.
  • Angela W.heart icon on user image
    Angela WenJuly 3, 2016
    Check the current exhibits before you go. When I went there was only a small exhibit in an otherwise giant and creepily empty space
  • Lester A.
    Lester AmaraNovember 29, 2018
    The Power Station of Art is the first state-run museum dedicated to contemporary art in mainland China. Locating it easy, search for the tallest thermometer in Shanghai!
  • Whan Woong K.heart icon on user image
    Whan Woong KimApril 12, 2021
    Reminds you of Tate Modern in London, but it is empty inside except one paid for exhibition.
  • Mariliis R.
    Mariliis RetterFebruary 17, 2015
    By far my favourite gallery/museum in SH! Regardless of the exhibitions, totally worth the visit...love this space!
  • Sabrina W.heart icon on user image
    Sabrina WangFebruary 7, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    seasonal exhibitions from international well known artists. renovated an old power station
  • Bethany C.heart icon on user image
    Bethany ChanJuly 26, 2017
    Nicely curated exhibitions with interactive installations
  • Wynton O.heart icon on user image
    Wynton ODecember 26, 2014
    Rooftop cafeteria not bad. You can enjoy pasta,pizza, burger and also wine and beer.
  • Lester A.
    Lester AmaraNovember 2, 2018
    The Power Station of Art is the first state-run museum dedicated to contemporary art in mainland China. Locating it easy, search for the tallest thermometer in Shanghai!
  • abigail.heart icon on user image
    abigail.June 13, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The building is cool - the exhibits are a bit spotty though. Some good, some not so good.
  • SizzleMel
    SizzleMelNovember 1, 2012
    The ticketing system is indeed ridiculous, but try your luck: just drop by and you might be able to get in without a ticket. Don't forget to use your charm on the ticketing agent... ;-)
  • Rachel R.heart icon on user image
    Rachel RothSeptember 3, 2017
    Great exhibits plus options to create work yourself!
  • Jasonheart icon on user image
    JasonFebruary 12, 2016
    The biggest art museum by the river - reminds of Southbank Centre. The building is left there since 2010 Shanghai Expo as City Pavillion. Cafe on top floor now.
  • cdvel
    cdvelSeptember 7, 2014
    Spacious and great exhibitions.A bit far from the metro station. Best to get your tickets online in advance.
  • Ruoling S.heart icon on user image
    Ruoling ShenOctober 20, 2015
    Big and remind me of London a bit:)
  • Xia Y.
    Xia YongzhengFebruary 26, 2014
    there's a restaurant at the 7th floor with a birdsview to the huangpu river
  • Bill G.
    Bill GloverMarch 4, 2015
    If taxis are hard to come by, there is a bus depot about 10 minutes walk away. You can get a bus (868) along the bund for 2¥.
  • Alex D.heart icon on user image
    Alex DobyanAugust 7, 2015
    The public art museum gone lo-fi. Definitely check that they have 3-4 exhibitions running when you go to make it worth your while.
  • Jany W.
    Jany WangAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Summer opening hour is 11:00 - 19:00 so don't go there too early during July/August !
  • Aleksandrs J.
    Aleksandrs JoninsApril 29, 2016
    Perfect contemporary art venue. Must have to all modern art lovers
  • Michael Dino C.heart icon on user image
    Michael Dino CotugnoFebruary 7, 2014
    This place is amazing. The exploration of transportation on the 2nd floor is truly awe inspiring.
  • Ida L.
    Ida LowSeptember 13, 2014
    Here for 蔡国强 art exhibition. Love the art pieces. An interesting place for an art gallery.
  • Reed A.heart icon on user image
    Reed AlvaradoJanuary 29, 2019
    Gigantic space with some of the best contemporary art in China.
  • Carinna R.heart icon on user image
    Carinna RamosAugust 10, 2014
    Cai Guo Qiang art exhibition. amazing. "Head On" 99 life-sized replicas of wolves and glass wall
  • Michelle C.heart icon on user image
    Michelle CAugust 9, 2015
    Spacious rooms for exhibitions. A bit rural but worth the trip
  • Alexei C.
    Alexei ChukhutinMay 18, 2013
    If you speak Chinese yuan cone 30 mins prior to closing and get in free of charge )))
  • Mindy
    MindyJune 6, 2014
    Remember to bring student id for discounted admissions ticket! Ids from outside of China works too!
  • LJ X.
    LJ XiangAugust 9, 2014
    When leaving this place, it can be hard to find a taxi... The subway is about a 15 min walk to South XiZang Station (line 4 or 8)
  • The Artificial
    The ArtificialNovember 27, 2017
    Established in 2012, PSA is the first state-run museum dedicated to contemporary art in mainland China...
  • Carinna R.heart icon on user image
    Carinna RamosAugust 10, 2014
    huangpu river view from 5th floor cafe.
  • Ulyong M.
    Ulyong MoonNovember 19, 2012
    Sometimes they require reservation via online to get in. Their eng web doesn't have that info.
  • Janice H.
    Janice HuMay 26, 2015
    good arts and artists
  • John G.
    John GMay 8, 2013
    It's sometimes difficult to enjoy the art when people are hammering away upstairs.
  • Mariana S.heart icon on user image
    Nuce view from the top!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HargraveJuly 28, 2013
    Fuckers wouldn't let us in at 4:04 on the last day of the Warhol exhibit so make sure to take their 4:00 final entry rule seriously.
  • Matt M.
    Matt MFebruary 16, 2013
    Don't need a reservation any more, just show up!
  • Chloe
    ChloeDecember 6, 2023
    Must visit the biennale.
  • Joss R.
    Joss RltApril 29, 2013
    Preface for andy Warhol exhibition
  • Ben C.heart icon on user image
    Ben ChungSeptember 9, 2014
    Surprised 😱
  • Joss R.
    Joss RltApril 29, 2013
    15 minutes eternal - Andy Warhol exhibition - April 29 - july 28, 2013
  • Sammy
    SammyNovember 20, 2013
    Temporarily closed 11 Nov to 2 Dec to prepare for the next exhibition.
  • Olivia C.heart icon on user image
    Olivia ChenMarch 2, 2019
    Didn’t fail to impress.
  • Helen D.
    Helen DernovaMay 8, 2013
    for russian: очень смешно, внизу красиво power station of art, а наверху, на крыше, надпись "дворец культуры "энергетик"" пуа-пуа-пуа :/
  • Glitch
    GlitchNovember 5, 2016
    아직 전체적으로 오픈하지 않고 부분 전시 진행.실내 대부분 공사중.
  • Vivi
    ViviOctober 4, 2012
    没有预约也进来了,下午人不多,作品丰富装置摄影居多。没有特别惊喜却也颇有收获。只是有些新装修的味道,展览到明年三月份,可以再来。
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