Today Art Museum

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Today Art Museum
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Today Art Museum in 2013
Established 2002
Location Beijing, China China
Type Art museum
Director Alex Gao
Website [1]

The Today Art Museum in Beijing, is China's first private, non-profit museum. The museum's mission is to support the development of Chinese contemporary art.

The Today Art Museum was founded by Zhang Baoquan in 2002. Alex Gao officially began his service as Executive Director of the Today Art Museum in August, 2013. The museum's aim is to promote Chinese contemporary art based on an internationalized vision and a contemporary ideology. As the country's first non-for-profit, non-governmental art museum in China, the Today Art Museum is dedicated to establishing an appropriate development strategy for museums of its kind within a Chinese context.

"Foothold on today, outlook for tomorrow" is the Today Art Museum's slogan. The museum's focus is on Chinese contemporary art, its trends and key figures. At the same time, the institution strives to discover and support young artists in the community. Through the construction of a larger institutional framework and by carrying on relevant academic practices, the Today Art Museum hopes to solidify its standing in the history of art and offer a multi-tiered approach to China’s burgeoning art scene. The museum also promotes international dialogue through exhibitions and events that provide structure for meaningful cultural exchange between Chinese and non-Chinese artists and organizations.

To maintain international standards for construction and operation of a non-governmental museum, the museum successfully completed its transformation into a non-profit organization by 2006.

The Today Art Museum explores sustainable development for China’s private museums, adopting a more pragmatic approach that will gradually form a sound financial model for similar institutions.

The museum is located in central Beijing (CBD).