What attracts you most for the city of Changsha? Mouth-watering Xiang local food? You can ask for more. The city boasts quite a few galleries and exhibition halls, which enjoys an extensive popularity among young artists and hipsters.
Houhu International Art Space is the largest painting base in Hunan province. It is a comprehensive zone with learning, developing and producing integrated altogether and has formed a complete chain of art industry.
“A Hundred Year History of Hunan” art show will open in this July, and “Yanghu Dream” exhibition is about to open in this September.
Location:Team 3, Houhu Village, Juzizhou Street, Yuelu District,Changsha
Transportation: Visitor can take bus No.202, NO.358, No.106, No.225 to Tianma Student Apartment Station, then walk to the museum.
Changsha Museum, located in No.408, Bayi Road in Changsha, is a comprehensive museum rebuilt on the base of the old site of the CPC Hunan Committee. It collected more than 20,000 precious cultural relics that reflect the history of Changsha and the revolution in modern China. The recent exhibitions include “Calligraphy in Mei Mountain”, from September 3th to 11th, and “Carving the Times” - New media exhibition of Chinese Cultural Sages, from September 14th to 24th, etc.
Location: Binjiang Culture Park, Kaifu District, Changsha
Transportation: It takes about 10-minute to get here from Changsha Railway Station. Visitors can take bus No.1, No.112, No.142, No.105 or other 10 routes.
9:00am -17:00 pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
Open to visitors for free.
Group visit appointment shall be made one day earlier.
Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum
Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum is the only museum in the world that collects ancient relics of bamboo and wooden slips, which is one of the most important culture scenic spots in Changsha.
The museum will exhibit works of Zeng Xiaoxu, a Well-renowned Chinese ink painting artist, from May 26th to July 25th.
Location: No. 92 Baisha Road, Tianxin District
9:00 am- 5:00 pm from Wednesday to Monday (Entry prohibited after 4:30 pm)
Open to visitors for free
Close on Tuesday, the New Year’s Eve, the first and the second day of the first lunar month.
Meilu Museum is composed of special pavilions in the name of many famous artists in Hunan, such us Zhu Xunde and Zhang Xiliang Pavilion. It also collected works from local modern artists as well as North Korea artsists.
Location: No. 92, Baisha Road in the center of Changsha urban area, the first floor of Changsha Jiandu Museum
Transportation: Visitors can take bus No.2, No.122, No.202, No.314. No.406 or No.803 east line to Southern City Junction Station, or take No. 124 bus or No. 901 to Tianxin Pavilion West Gate Station.
Open to visitors for free during the whole year except Spring Festival holiday.
Located in Taiping Li, a downtown art street in Changsha, Forwarding Gallery, is committed to finding and showing excellent artistic works, searching and cultivating potential young artists.
It is a public and non-profit gallery, but aims to push forward the building of local art eco-system and enhancing the communication between the local art and different art at home and abroad.
There are a series of Forwarding Art Public Speeches from June, 2016 to February, 2017. From this July to August, a batch of exhibitions will be expected to celebrate the opening of a new pavilion in this gallery.
Location 1: Culture and Creativity Community 1F in No. 167, Taipingli, Taiping Street, Tianxin District, Changsha
Location 2: new pavilion of Forwarding Gallery (58 Public Creation Building 2F in No. 328, Xiaoxiang Middle Road, Yuelu District, Changsha)
Transportation:Visitors can take bus No.1, No.203, No.2, No.901, No.112, No.501, lv No.3 District Line, No.106, No.358 or other routes to Taiping Street Station.
Academy Gallery from Hunan Normal University Academy of Fine Arts
Hunan Normal University Academy of Fine Arts is located at the foot of Yuelu Mountain. It is a platform for art studying and teaching, which set creation, display, communication and postgraduate teaching in one.
There will be Hunan Normal University Professor Liu Xiadong’s Visiting Russia Achievements Exhibition in mid and late September. Hunan Normal University Academy of Fine Arts Teachers’ Work Biennale will be exhibited in mid and late October.
Location: No. 638 , Lushan South Road, Yuelu District, Changsha
Transportation: Visitors can take bus No.202, No.358, No.225 or other routes to Zuojialong Station.
Paper Art Museum
Paper Art Museum, affiliated to Hunan Happy Culture Company Limited, is a museum with paper works as its theme, which fills the blanks in Chinese art galleries. Paper Art Collections will be exhibited on June 25th.
Location: Huayuanhuicheng 4F of No. 36 Huayuan Center in the second section of Xiangjiang Middle Road, Tianxin District, Changsha, Hunan
Transportation: take bus No.170, No.313 or No.913 to Paper Art Pavilion (Pingchuan Junction) Station
Tan Guobin Contemporary Art Museum
Tan Guobin Contemporary Art Museum was found by Tan Guobin in 2005, and it has become a base of public education.
From late July to late August, Italian Painting Exhibition will be exhibited. Qi Baishi and Huang Binhong Painting Exhibition will open from late August to late November. From late November to late December, there will be Xu Zhaohai Painting Exhibition .
Address: Xiangjiang No.1 of Xiangjiang North Road, Kaifu District, Changsha, Hunan
Transportation: take bus No.211 or No.116 to Sanchaji Bridge Station.
CS 798 Creation and Culture Community
Changsha Twilight 798 City Experience Pavilion is found by reconstructing the old factory buildings of the old Twilight Power Station. It is planned to combine business, literature and creation together and is to be made into a cultural industry park with a new concept. The original mode and style of the old factory are remained and many modern and avant-grade designs are added.
The non-distance VR Art Exhibition is open in Virtual Reality Pavilion till August 30th, and on August 1st, there will be general Le Daobin’s Painting Exhibition.
Address: No. 119, Twilight North Road
Transportation: take bus No. 112, No.124 or No.9 to Wenyi East Junction Station.
Hunan Moon Center for Contemporary Art
Hunan Moon Center for Contemporary Art is not only an art museum but also an interesting salon with various painting, sculpture, engraving and other art exhibitions and cultural exchange activities.
Huangjia Exhibition and Chen Yuanlong Exhibition will be exhibited from July to August. From September to October, there will be a Zhao Kuo Personal Art Exhibition.
Address: Moon Park, No.188, Hongshan Road, Kaifu District, Changsha
Contacts: 0731-85204667 15111368383
12:00 - 21:00 from Tuesday to Friday
10:00 - 21:00 from Saturday to Sunday
close on Monday
Open to visitors for free
Transportation: take bus No.122 or No.142 to Moon Park Station
Yang Fuyin Art Museum
In 2006, the nationally famous Hunan painter and essayist Yang Fuyin, who had lived in Guangzhou for many years, returned to her hometown Changsha and found the Yang Fuyin Art Museum that opens to the public for free. For 5 years, the museum has received over 2.67 billion visitors from home and abroad. In October, there will be “Endlessly Collecting- Yang Fuyin Painting Art Exhibition”.
Address: eastern bank of Nianjia Lake in Hunan Martyr Park
9:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00
extra opening time from 19:00 to 21:00 on every 10th, 20th and 30th
free visit for everyday.
Transportation: take bus No.202, No.303, No.358 or No.101 to Stop North Road Station.
Hunan Provincial Painting Academy
Hunan Provincial Painting Academy is an important window of foreign cultural and artistic exchanges. The complete facilities offer excellent environment for art creating, studying, communicating and exhibiting.
In July, there will be Hunan Female Artists’ Work Exhibition. Chen Fengxin’s Exhibition will be exhibited in September.
Address: No. 69, Yingpan East Road, Changsha
Transportation: take bus No.314, No.906, No.901, No.2 or No.167 to Tianxin Pavilion Station.