The Republic of China boasts of one of the oldest continuous artistic traditions that the world has ever witnessed of which ‘stone age art’ is believed to be traceable back to 10, 000 B. C. As time progressed, the artistic traditions of the region underwent a natural evolution and traditions developed and morphed into a multitude of styles. Mediums such as porcelain, ceramic, textiles, ink wash painting etc. feature prominently in the artistic traditions of China while paintings alone have undergone changes during various dynasties. For instance, early imperial China placed emphasis on Han art while during the Song and Yuan dynasties, Song paintings and Yuan paintings were quite prominent. Likewise, the evolution of these arts saw the rise and falls of Ming and Qing paintings, new China art, Communist and Socialist art and finally, modern contemporary art.
The largest national art museum in China is the National Art Gallery of China while the He Xiangning Art Museum has the distinction of being the second largest in the country. The Museum was built in the memory of He Xiangning, who became the leader of the KMT, in 1995 and is located in Overseas Chinese Town.
For those who wish to make a visit to this prestigious museum, the He Xiangning Art Museum can be seen in Eastern Shenzhen and thus is an ideal sightseeing spot for tourists staying in a Shenzhen serviced apartment. The Art Museum is well known for its display of modern Chinese art as well as art of up and coming artists and for those who wish to see the collections of the Museum as well as obtain information about its research activities, the Art Museum is open from 10am to 5.30pm from Tuesday to Sunday. For those staying at Somerset Garden City Shenzhen, this Art Museum can be reached via public transport as well as by taxi. Located in the Shannon Boulevard of the Overseas Chinese Town in the Nanshan district, the He Xiangning Art Museum can be access via metro, if you get off at Huaqiaocheng Metro Station, take exit C and walk towards McDonalds. After such an excursion, you would surely wish to return to a comfortable serviced apartment Shenzhen and thus, ensure that you choose your accommodation wisely.