China Art Gallery is located at the Wusi Avenue in Dongcheng District, Beijing. Opened to public at 1963, it is a national level art gallery focused on displaying, collecting and researching the art works of the artists in China modern times.
China Art Gallery covers the areas of 30,000 square meters with its construction acreage of 17,051 square meters. And its exhibition hall is 6,000 square meters. It was one of the ten major constructions in the tenth anniversary of the founding of the Peoples Republic of China. It is a classic building with strong folk flavor. The main construction is the modern building imitates the ancient attic style with the top decorated by the yellow glazed tiles and the corridors and pavilions around. It is also filled with the distinctive nationality construction style. The high multi-eaved roof section of the central portion of the building is balanced on both sides by long corridor and the creamy brick walls blends harmoniously with the colorful glazed tile decorations on the pillars, giving the entire facade a tasteful appearance.
There are totally 13 exhibition halls in the gallery with more than 60,000 fine art works in the modern times and from the folks including excellent works with different time features and different art styles like Chinese paintings, canvases, prints, sculptures, Spring Festival pictures, funnies, picture posters, pencil sketches, iconography, watercolor paintings, varnish paintings. It also includes the folk art works like puppets, shadow play works, paper-cuts, kites, mud toys, embroideries and so on. Besides, the gallery also holds large-scale art exhibitions every year, for instance, the exhibition of commemorating Xu Beihongs one hundred years birthday, the real painting exhibition of Picasso, national art exhibition, individual painting exhibitions, collective painting exhibitions, film exhibitions, calligraphy exhibitions, children's painting and folk fine works exhibitions. With the fine collections, the gallery has attracted many art lovers. It is also considered as the window to show the Chinese modern art works and the art exchange center with the foreign countries.