08 View of the opening ceremony

After three years of preparations, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum officially opened on June 25, 2015 with the opening exhibition“The Civil Power”, the museum is the third member of “MSMS”, following Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum and Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum.

Designed by architect Zhu Pei, the Art museum consists of multiple irregular geometrical boxes, rendering a modern stereoscopic abstract art shape, to reveal the visual tension, swift and freedom. Beijing Minsheng Art Museum devotes to the research, collection, display, education and communication of modern and contemporary art, striving for independently and objectively combing through the history of Chinese modern and contemporary art, to summarize and present the development trend and creative achievements of the contemporary art, supporting young artists and carrying out international exchanges and cooperation of contemporary art.

At 3:00 pm, “The Civil Power” exhibition was inaugurated and many honored guests from China Minsheng Bank, Beijing Municipal Government, cultural circles and art circles attended the opening ceremony. Hong Qi, Chairman of the Board in China Minsheng Bank addressed the opening ceremony, and hoped Beijing Minsheng Art Museum would be built into a world-class comprehensive art platform for exhibitions and exchanges, to support the fusion, innovation and development of different forms of culture and art, so that more institutions, and people from all walks of life concerned and supported art business and social harmony and progress. Wu Weishan, Director of National Art Museum of China congratulated it on behalf of the museums, he said, China Minsheng Bank was one of the important driving forces among private art museums in China, for Chinese art museum system, both public art museums and private art museums were important participants of contemporary Chinese culture, and art museums under different backgrounds and systems also had the individual advantages and characteristics. Zhou Xujun, Director of Beijing Minsheng Art Museum said the choice of “The Civil Power” as the opening exhibition, was based on the background of the times of reform and opening up over the 30 years,  under the context that the art comprehensively reflected on the society, because artworks were the best annotation of the times. Chen Zhe, Vice Chairman and Secretary-general of China Urban Cultural Industrial Development Alliance said art and artists should be