Infused with a variety of art galleries, hands-on workshops and local creative spaces, Shanghai is an ideal destination for cultural enrichment.
Nanjing Road Area
Operated by Canadian Martin Kemble, Art Labor has an international program featuring artwork from all over the globe.
Rm. 411, Bldg. 4, 570 Yongjia Rd. near Yueyang Rd.
Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday by appointment only
021 3460 5331
James Cohan Gallery
This recently opened gallery, set in a beautiful old villa, showcases both Western and Asian art.
1/F, Bldg. 1, Lane 1, 170 Yueyang Rd. near West Jianguo Rd.
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
021 5466 0825
MOCA Shanghai features monthly exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.
People's Park, 231 West Nanjing Rd. near North Huangpi Rd.
Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
021 6327 1282
Huaihai Rd. Area
Design MVW Furniture Creation
Featuring distinctive furniture by Chinese designer Ming Xu and French architect Virginie Moriette.
322 Xingguo Rd. near Hunan Rd.
Daily, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
021 6281 5594
Madame Mao's Dowry
All types of Mao memorabilia, as well as porcelain, clothing and soft furnishings, can be found here — along with piles of black-and-white photography of China's past, Cultural Revolution propaganda posters and original note cards made with old Chinese ads.
207 Fumin Rd. near Julu Rd.
Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
021 5403 3551
Spin offers porcelain items for dinner tables or decoration designed in Shanghai and created in China’s ceramics capital of Jingdezhen. You’ll find distinctive and decorative objects, such as platters and vases, many with a Japanese flavor, but always uniquely Chinese.
360 Kangding Rd. near North Shaanxi Rd.
Daily, 12-9:30 p.m.
021 6279 2545
The Pottery Workshop
This ceramic art education and communication center produces beautiful ceramic pieces while offering lessons as well.
Lane 1A, 180 South Shaanxi Rd. near Changle Rd.
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
021 6445 0902
An elegant space in the diplomatic quarter of Shanghai's former French Concession. Situated within the oasis of Ferguson Lane's lifestyle retreat, the gallery presents fine art as a feature of daily life.
376 Wukang Rd. near Tai’an Rd.
Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
021 5465 8785
A cooperative studio and event space hosting a variety of pop-up shops, social events, workshops and more.
1/F, House 6, Lane 108 Changshu Rd. near Huating Rd.
Inquire for hours
138 1649 3900
Shanghai Gallery of Art
This gallery showcases experimental and avant-garde works, putting it on the cutting edge of Chinese contemporary art.
3/F, 3 on the Bund
3 Zhongshan East Rd. 1, near Guangdong Rd.
Daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m
Shanghai Old Street
Shanghai Ancient Book Store
424 Fuzhou Rd.
Shanghai Book City
465 Fuzhou Rd. near Middle Fujian Rd.
Daily, 9am to 9pm
021 6391 4848
Shanghai Art Equipment Center
402 Fuzhou Rd. near Middle Zhejiang Rd.
Daily, 9am to 5pm
139 1616 2277
Shanghai Foreign Language Book Store
390 Fuzhou Rd. near South Shaanxi Rd.
Daily, 10am to 6:30pm
021 2320 4994
Shanghai Music Book Store
365 Middle Xizang Rd.
Daily, 9:30am to 6:30pm
021 6322 3213
Considered one of China’s leading contemporary art galleries, located deep in the M50 complex of galleries and studios.
Bldg. 16, 50 Moganshan Rd. near West Suzhou Rd.
Daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
021 6359 3923, 5382 0418