The shortlist: Art Museum of the Year

The shortlist for Time Out's Love Shanghai Awards 2016

We love Shanghai. And with top-notch cocktail bars, off-the-hook restaurants and fabulous nights out hitting the tiles, how could you not? Here's this year's shortlist, with nominees hand-picked by our editors, for the Time Out Love Shanghai Awards 2016. Want to spread the love? Click here to vote for your city favourites – shortlisted or not!

The shortlist

Long Museum West Bund

This impressive sister venue to the Long Museum in Pudong provides a further showcase of investment tycoon Liu Yiqian and his wife Wang Wei's enormous private art collection. The first collectors from Mainland China to be included in the ARTnews 200 Top Collectors list, the pair have spent ...

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3398 Longteng Avenue

Minsheng Art Museum

Minsheng exhibits an experimental range of Chinese and international artwork within its large building at the sculpture space in Red Town. It consists of five spacious rooms with both upstairs and downstairs spaces. Enter after 6pm or show your Minsheng bank card in order to gain free entry.

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570 Huaihai Xi Lu

Rockbund Art Museum

Rockbund Museum has gained a name for itself for all things strange and quirky. Situated in the historic Royal Asiatic Society building at the north end of The Bund, Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) regularly exhibits innovative works from some of China’s biggest contemporary artists including Zheng ...

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20 Huqiu Lu

Shanghai Center of Photography

Opened in 2015 by Hong-Kong born photographer Liu Heung Shing, the Shanghai Center of Photography's unique museum consists of a labyrinth of small rooms of varying shape and size, all extending from one central space. The elegant architecture and minimalist design makes it the perfect place ...

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2555 Longteng Dadao

Yuz Museum

The West Bund Art area is quickly challenging (or even surpassing) the much loved urban ghetto M50 for the top art hotspot in Shanghai. The Yuz Museum plays no small part in this, offering 9000 square metres of gallery space set inside an old aircraft hangar. Having previously hosted Alberto ...

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35 Fenggu Lu

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