Today Art Museum was founded by Zhang Baoquan in 2002. Alex Gao officially began his service as Executive Director of TAM in August, 2013. And he promoted as the Museum director in April 2014.The museum aims to promote Chinese contemporary art based on an internationalized vision and a contemporary ideology. As the first non-for-profit, non-governmental art museum in China, TAM is dedicated to explore an appropriate development strategy for museums of its kind within a Chinese context.Read More
"Foothold on today, outlook for tomorrow" is the slogan behind Today Art Museum, and creating one of the best contemporary art museums is our goal. We focus on Chinese contemporary art, its trends and key figures. At the same time, we strive to discover and support young artists in the community. Through the construction of a larger institutional framework and by carrying on relevant academic practices, TAM hopes to solidify its standing in the history of art and offer a multi-tiered approach to China’s burgeoning art scene. TAM also promotes international dialogue through exhibitions and events that provide structure for meaningful cultural exchange between Chinese and non-Chinese artists and organizations. In a global context, we believe these opportunities are the greatest means to secure future development of Chinese art.
To maintain international standards for construction and operation of a non-governmental museum, TAM cleared a unique path and by 2006, successfully completed its transformation into a non-profit organization.
Today Art Museum explores sustained development for China’s private museums, adopting a more pragmatic approach that will gradually form a sound financial model for similar institutions.
China is building contemporary art museums at an unrivalled pace. Private companies and individuals increasingly have not only the means to establish these museums but also the know-how to keep them going, often to a higher standard than China’s public institutions. This report lists ten of the best private art museums in China (in no...
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