The China Art Museum in Shanghai opened to the public on October 1, 2012. Shanghai opened two new art museums on October 1 on the former site of the 2010 World Expo, as China's commercial hub seeks to rival art capitals like New York and Paris.

A child takes photos of artwork during a preview visit to The China Art Museum. ? Photo by AFP
A child takes photos of artwork during a preview visit to The China Art Museum. ? Photo by AFP
A security guard stands near sculptures during a preview visit. ? Photo by AFP
A security guard stands near sculptures during a preview visit. ? Photo by AFP
A woman walks past artwork of Elvis Presley (L) by US artist Andy Warhol. ? Photo by AFP
A woman walks past artwork of Elvis Presley (L) by US artist Andy Warhol. ? Photo by AFP
A man looks at the displayed works at the preview visit to The China Art Museum in Shanghai. ? Photo by AFP
A man looks at the displayed works at the preview visit to The China Art Museum in Shanghai. ? Photo by AFP
People attend a preview visit to The China Art Museum. ? Photo by AFP
People attend a preview visit to The China Art Museum. ? Photo by AFP
Visitors look at a painting by US artist Robert Bechtle. ? Photo by AFP
Visitors look at a painting by US artist Robert Bechtle. ? Photo by AFP
People look at paintings by US artists Alex Katz (L) and Roy Litchtenstein (R)- Photo by AFP
People look at paintings by US artists Alex Katz (L) and Roy Litchtenstein (R)- Photo by AFP
People attend a preview visit to The China Art Museum in Shanghai. ? Photo by AFP
People attend a preview visit to The China Art Museum in Shanghai. ? Photo by AFP

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