Long Museum West Bund

3398 Longteng Ave Xuhui

(86 21) 6422-7636

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Coming onto Shanghai’s art scene in 2014, the Long Museum West Bund is the second museum from Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian and his wife Wang Wei (their first art gallery is in Pudong). Located on the banks of the Huangpu River, the private art museum occupies a previously nondescript wharf that was used for coal transportation in the 1950s, but thanks to Shanghai-based architect Liu Yichun, is now a stunning piece of art itself. The stark, grey concrete museum is centered on a coal hopper unloading bridge, a reminder of Shanghai’s industrial culture as well as a nod to the dynamic artworks housed within the gallery. The permanent collection boasts an array contemporary and ancient Chinese art, as well as rotating exhibitions and an impressive selection of works by Yayoi Kusama, a clear favorite of the owners.

Written by Emma Pierce

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