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Located at the foot of the Baiyun Mountain and by the Luhu Lake, the Guangzhou Museum of Art (GMA) covers a floor area of 20300 m2 and a gross area of 40300 m2. With a history of more than 40 years as the former Guangzhou Art Museum, GMA was re-built at a new address in 1995 and open to the public on Sept. 23, 2000 as the first phase of the project finished in the same year. The second phase was completed in 2003. GMA is among the largest art museums in South China, a multifunctional unit of collection, research, display, exhibition, education, communication and entertainment. There are 19 exhibition halls, including a multifunctional exhibition hall, a storehouse, a restoration studio and an appreciation hall. GMA is famous for its modern and professional facilities and affluent artistic aura.

       GMA places most of its emphasis on the collection of Chinese calligraphic works and paintings of all dynasties, especially those in the Lingnan area, and, in the meantime, gives due attention to the artworks of other categories, including Chinese paintings, calligraphy, oil paintings, engravings, water colors, gouaches, powder paintings, cartoons, lacquer paintings, tapestry, stone tablet rubbings, sculptures, Tibetan thangka (picture curtain), copper wares, ceramics, woodworks, paper-cuts, stamps, stationeries, foreign relics and manuscripts etc. The age of the collections extends from the Neolithic age to contemporary era and many of them are state cultural relics, with high historical and artistic values.

       The permanent exhibition galleries in GMA include the Gallery of Chinese Paintings of All Dynasties, Gallery of Lingnan Painting School, Gao Jianfu Art Gallery, Chen Shuren Art Gallery, Lai Shaoqi Art Gallery, Guan Shanyue Art Gallery, Li Xiongcai Art Gallery, Zhao Shao’ang Art Gallery, Yang Shanshen Art Gallery, Liao Bingxiong Art Gallery, Yang Zhiguang Art Gallery, Ou Chu Collection Hall, Zhao Tailai Collection Hall and Ma Sicong Memorial Hall. Temporary exhibition galleries are Special Exhibition Gallery, Conference and Exhibition Hall, Exhibition Hall for International Exchang etc.

       GMA hosts assorted exhibitions annually with complementary catalogues and academic seminars. Meanwhile, GMA pays great attention to cultural and artistic exchanges and introduce selected foreign exhibitions constantly. On the other hand, GMA spares no effort to promote Lingnan culture to the public by organizing exhibitions and seminars on Lingnan art. In addition, we pay much attention to the development of domestic and international contemporary fine arts by holding exhibitions involving important contemporary artists.

Museum Services

We provide the following services:

Guided Tours

Free guided tours are provided at 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 14:30 p.m., and 15:30 p.m. daily at the lobby. Appointment is required for group guided tours. No more than 30 visitors can take part in each tour, which lasts for about 45 to 60 minutes. Please contact the education unit at 83659027 for making appointment.

 

Art Workshop

Art experiences of various themes are organized on the first Sunday morning every month. Those who are interested can visit our website or micro-blog for details or make an appointment through telephone.

 

Loan Service

The Museum provides exhibition materials free loan service for schools, communities, enterprises and institutions. Exhibition materials include International Museum Tour, Caricatures by Liao Bingxiong, Lingnan Painting School, Paper-cuts Collected by GMA and Bird-and-flower Paitnings Collected by GMA etc..

 

Museum Docents

Abiding by the GMA’s aims to establish a solid academic foundation with distinguishing features and to provide adequate services for a harmonious atmosphere, museum docents are welcome to join us. Please call the Education Unit for further information.

 

Friends of GMA

Friends of GMA is a non-profitable organization of members who are enthusiastic of public welfare and museum art, and willing to perform the rights and duties. Those who love museum and art can join the Friends of GMA by filling in the application form.

 

Book Store and Arts and Crafts Shop

A book store as well as an arts and crafts shop can be found in the Museum, providing assorted books, catalogues, magazines, and other cultural products.

 

Short Message Service (SMS)

SMS of the newest exhibitions is offered by the GMA. Please register at the information counter if you need it.

 

Free left-luggage service

Free left-luggage service is provided at the information counter. Please keep your own valuables. Please take your belongings before 4:45 p.m. (Saturdays, Sundays before 4:15 p.m.). GMA is not responsible for loss or damage of personal belongings after the overdue time. A luggage card is given for your storage reference and shall be returned when you reclaim your belongings. Any loss or damage of the luggage card should be compensated by the responsible visitor.

Emergency Medical Service

First-aid kit and medicines are provided at the information counter in case of medical emergencies.

 

Other Services

Wheel-chairs and baby strollers are provided for those in need. Please register at the information counter. Free drinking water is provided at resting areas.

 

Visitors’ Notes

Free admission

Opening Hours: 

Tuesday to Sunday:9:00——17:30

Last entry: 17:00

Closed on Monday (except public holidays and special occasions)

Regulations & Suggestions:

Before entering the museum, visitors are required to receive a security check, and to deposit luggage at the information desk. 

Please dress and act appropriately.

Please do not touch any exhibit. 

Inflammables, explosives, and other dangerous items are not allowed.

No food or beverage is allowed in all galleries. Smoking is forbidden in the museum.

Photography is permitted for private, non-commercial use, except for sites or areas with "No Photography" signs. The use of tripods and flash is prohibited in both special and permanent exhibitions.

In case of an emergency, please follow instructions by the museum staff. 

Complaint and Supervision Hotline:

020-83659027

Guangzhou Museum of Art

 

 

Public Transport

To reach to Museum, visitors can take the following buses: 10, 808, 297, 84, 109, 110, 546, 544, 76, 76A, 190, 245, 63, Rushing Hour Route No. 13 and Traveler’s Route No. 1. Or Metro Route No. 5 and get off at the Xiaobei Station.

 

Contact Us

Address: 13, Luhu Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China

Postcode: 510095

Enquiry: 02083659337

Website: www.gzam.com.cn

Mailbox: gzam2005@126.com

Micro-blog: GMA

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