The Straits Times
Published on Oct 02, 2012

Photo gallery: Shanghai seeks premier art status with new museums


SHANGHAI (AFP) - Shanghai on Monday opened two new art museums on the former site of the 2010 World Expo, as China's commercial hub seeks to rival art capitals like New York and Paris.

The China Art Museum, intended to be Shanghai's premier showplace for modern art, threw open its doors in the former China pavilion, which was the signature building for the world's fair.