Enjoying the Summer Away From the Heat - the best Galleries in Chongqing

17th July 2018


Chongqing is known as a hospitable and hot city. On weekends, it’s a good idea to visit a gallery to get away from the heat. Today, we will show you around some exquisite and artistic galleries in Chongqing that you can spend the hot summer days in while getting some culture.

Chongqing Art Gallery


The Chongqing Art Gallery is located at the center of Guotai Plaza, Jiefangbei CBD, and frequently displays traditional Chinese paintings, oil paintings, engraved paintings and miniature sculptures as well as other photographic art, body art and decorative art.

Though it is not the biggest gallery in Chongqing, creating such a magnificent space in this extremely small piece of land in Yuzhong district is a kind art in itself.

Address: Guotai Artistic Center, Yuzhong District
Time: 9:00~17:00 (Closed Mondays)
Price: free entry

Wangqi Arts Museum


It’s not well known among foreigners, but this museum showcases about 200 pieces of artistic work and 500 literature documents, all donated byMr. Wangqi ( a famous Chinese contemporary artist). Most of the pieces reflect the lives of the Chongqing people during the war against the Japanese.

Due to its location on Zhongshan 4th Road (known as the most beautiful street in Chongqing), it’s perfect for an afternoon wandering around, appreciating the art exhibition and historical places. The most recommended places to visit are Guiyuan, the residence of Mr. Zhou, and the residence of Mr. Dai, all located nearby.

Address: #75-60-70, Zhongshan 4th Road, Yuzhong District
Time: 9:00-17:00 (closed on Mondays)
Price: free entry

Chongqing Luo Zhongli Art Museum

Chongqing Luo Zhongli Art Museum is located on the Huxi Campus of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.

The design is deeply influenced by the graffiti street of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, with the exterior of the museum completely covered by colorful ceramic tiles.

This museum is not only a great background for taking pictures, but also famous for their rich and changing collections. It is the biggest museum in Chongqing, and consists of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Museum, Shouzuyuan Museum and Luo Zhongli Art Museum respectively.

Address: University town (Huxi Campus of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute)
Time: 9:00AM- 16:30PM
Price: free entry

Essence Contemporary Art Gallery


Due to it’s distinctive design, the Essence Contemporary Art Gallery is called “the window of Chongqing” by locals. The museum itself is a mixture of art exhibition hall, art collection, public art education and cultural exchange.

The gallery is an elliptical sphere, reminiscent of the most beautiful planetary elliptical trajectory in the universe. Inside the building, the design is made to evoke a capsule in space, giving it a hip feeling.

Address: middle section of Dongyuan 1891, Nanbin Road, Chongqing
Time: 10:00AM to 21:00PM (Tuesday to Sunday)
Price: free entry

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