The National Art Gallery of China

The National Art Gallery of China (Zhongguo Meishuguan) is located in the heart of Beijing, at the northern end of Wangfujing Street. The Gallery holds high-caliber art exhibitions frequently. Combining traditional and modern architectural styles, the gallery was built in 1959. It was one of the "Ten Major Buidings" constructed in Beijing in that year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Unlike the Palace Museum, which is located a short distance away in the Imperial Forbidden City, the National Art Gallery focuses on modern art works.