The buildings from the Expo have found new lives as museums, exhibition centers, and offices. The striking China Pavilion at the center of the Expo is now the museum to which I am headed.
China Pavilion during the 2010 Expo
Now the Shanghai Art Museum
View out from inside the museum
The museum holds over 80,000 exhibits of modern Chinese art, principally works created after the late 19th century. I wander and enjoy the fabulous works of art in many mediums.
A few examples
On the way out of the museum, after leaving the main galleries, there are a few more rooms into which I wander to find more great works, many of important moments in Chinese history.
Outside the museum is courtyard with large sculptures to delight the visitor, coming and going.
This is a great use of the old Expo space and a stunning exhibition of modern Chinese art.