Museums and Gardens

The institutions listed below own significant collections or host traveling exhibitions of Chinese art. For institutions which own smaller collections of Chinese art, please consult the superb directory of online museum resources at Columbia University by clicking here. For image archives that exist only within the realm of the electronic metaverse, please return to the relevant "Chinese culture" pages of this website by clicking here.


Art Gallery of Greater Victoria: ARTBase Victoria, BC

Royal Ontario Museum Toronto, ON

University of Alberta Edmonton, AB

Vancouver Art Gallery

United States (by region)

East Coast

American Museum of Natural History: Asian Ethnographic Collection New York, NY

Asia Society New York, NY

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Freer-Sackler Galleries Washington, D.C.

Guggenheim New York, NY

New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

Peabody-Essex Museum Salem, MA

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Princeton University Art Museum

Sackler Museum Harvard University

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago

Walters Art Museum Baltimore, MD

Yale University Art Gallery New Haven, CT


Chicago Art Institute

Cleveland Museum of Art

Detroit Institute of Arts

The Field Museum Chicago

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City

Oberlin College Allen Memorial Art Museum Oberlin, OH

University of Michigan Museum of Art Ann Arbor, MI

Pacific Northwest

Portland Art Museum Portland, Oregon

Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum Seattle, Washington

Tacoma Art Museum Tacoma, Washington

University of Oregon Museum of Art Eugene, Oregon

California, Hawaii, and the West

Asian Art Museum San Francisco

Berkeley Art Museum Berkeley (online archive of Chinese paintings)

Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University Stanford

The Getty Los Angeles

Honolulu Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles

Norton Simon Museum Pasadena

Oakland Museum of California Oakland

Pacific Asia Museum Pasadena

Phoenix Art Museum

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Santa Barbara


Ashmolean Museum Oxford

The Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw

British Library

British Museum London

Chester Beatty Library Dublin

Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Bonn

Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet Paris

Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiatiska Museet) Stockholm

Museum Rietberg Zürich

Victoria & Albert Museum of Art London


Anhui Provincial Museum Hefei 安徽省博物馆

Beijing Palace Museum 故宫博物院

Capital Museum Beijing 首都博物馆

China Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing 中央美术院 ++

Chinese University of Hong Kong Art Museum 香港中文大学 中国文化研究所 文物馆

Daiwa Bunkakan 大和文化館

Duolun Museum of Modern Art Shanghai 上海多伦现代美术馆 ++

Emperor Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum Mt Li, Shaanxi 秦始皇帝陵博物院

Fujian Museum Fuzhou 福建博物院

Gansu Provincial Museum Lanzhou 甘肃省博物馆

Guangdong Museum of Art 广东美术馆

Hong Kong Museum of Art 香港藝術館

Hunan Provincial Museum Changsha 湖南省博物馆

Idemitsu Museum of Art Tokyo 出光美術館

Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum 江苏省美术馆

Jilin Museum 吉林市博物馆

Kanpokan 観ぽ館

Kurokawa Ancient Culture Research Institute 黒川古文化研究所

Kyoto National Museum 京都国立博物館

Liaoning Provincial Museum Shenyang 辽宁省博物馆

Liu Haisu Museum Shanghai 刘海粟美术馆

Long Art Museum Shanghai 龙美术馆 ++

M+ Museum Hong Kong ++

Macau Art Museum 澳門藝術博物館

Minsheng Art Museum Shanghai 上海民生现代美术馆 ++

MoCA Shanghai (Museum of Contemporary Art) 上海当代艺术馆 ++

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei 台北當代藝術館 ++

Nanjing Museum 南京博物院

Nara National Museum 奈良国立博物館

National Museum of Art Osaka 大坂国立国際博物館

National Museum of China Beijing 中国国家博物馆

National Palace Museum Taipei 国立故宫博物院

Nezu Museum Tokyo 根津美術館

Power Station of Art Shanghai 上海当代艺术博物馆 ++

Qinghai Museum 青海省博物馆

Rockbund Museum Shanghai 上海外滩美术馆 ++

Sanxingdui Museum Guanghan 三星堆博物馆

Sen-oku Hakuho Kan Kyoto 泉屋博古館

Shaanxi History Museum Xi'an 陕西历史博物馆

Shaanxi Provincial Art Museum Xi'an 陕西省美术博物馆

Shanghai Art Museum 上海美术馆

Shanghai Hongqiao Contemporary Art Museum 上海虹桥当代艺术馆 ++

Shanghai Museum 上海博物馆

Shanxi Museum Taiyuan 山西省博物馆

Shoto Museum of Art Tokyo 松濤美術館

Sichuan Museum Chengdu 四川博物院

Suzhou Museum 苏州博物馆

Tianjin Museum 天津博物馆

Today Art Museum Beijing 今日美术馆 ++

Tokyo National Museum 東京国立博物館

Yangzhou Museum, China Block Printing Museum at Yangzhou 扬州博物馆,扬州中国雕版印刷博物馆

Yunnan Provincial Museum Kunming 云南省博物馆

Zhejiang Art Museum Hangzhou 浙江美术馆

Zendai Museum of Modern Art Shanghai 证大现代艺术馆 ++

++ regularly programs exhibitions of art now

Gardens (North America)

Edmonton Chinese Garden Edmonton, AB

Montréal Botanical Garden (Chinese Garden)

Portland Classical Chinese Gardens

Portland Japanese Gardens

Seattle Chinese Gardens

Seattle Japanese Gardens

Dr. Sun Yatsen Chinese Garden Vancouver, BC