The China National Museum of Fine Arts, situated at the Wusi Avenue of Beijing's Dongcheng District, is a national level key museum of fine arts. It focuses on the exhibition, collection and research of works of modern and contemporary artists. The museum, completed in 1962, is one of the 10 major architectures built in the first ten years after the founding of the People's Republic of China and the largest gallery of fine arts in China. The museum covers an area of more than 30,000 square meters with a construction area of 17,051 square meters, of which 6,000 square meters are for exhibition halls.
Since its establishment, the main structures of the Museum follow the style of ancient pavilions: the buildings are decorated with yellow glazed tiles and surrounded by beautiful corridors. The museum has 13 exhibition halls, an exhibition hall of fine arts for sales and a consultancy service department of art works.
The museum boasts a collection of more than 60,000 works of modern and contemporary fine arts. In addition to collecting, preserving, displaying and doing research in fine arts works, the museum also organizes various national and international exhibitions, carries out academic exchanges with domestic and foreign related institutions, establish archives of historical documents and art works of modern and contemporary fine arts, compiles and publishes albums and theoretical corpus on the collected works of the museum.