Today Art Museum Academic Board


Today Art Museum Academic Board was established on May 1st, 2007. It mainly takes charge of academic orientation of exhibitions, academic popularization and education. 

Experts’ suggestions not only have great influence on broadening the academic construction, guiding the collection and the conservation of works, and planning exhibitions, but can also help decide the periodic developing tendencies and make large scale, insightful plans for Today Art Musem. 

The foundation of the academic board built a stage for more diverse and open exchange between the art museum and the public, experts, and artists. Experts can also promote the academic value of exhibitions and the influence of activities. Furthermore, the academic board has also stimulated the construction and development of the art museum itself.


In addition to focusing on Today Art Museum, the Academic Board will also pay attention to the development of other Chinese private art museums, and work hard to develop Today Art Museum into a special and distinguished art museum in China and internationally.


Structure of the Academic Board:

Art theoretician, art critic, curator, curator of the museum

Purpose and Process:

I. Purpose

-Grasping the academic direction, Making annual exhibitions and developing strategic plans; Examining and approving the academic quality of the exhibitions and activities held by the art museum.

-Assisting organizing the large-scale art activities in the art museum: exhibitions, academic seminars, lectures; acting as art judges in related academic activities.

-Recommending exhibitions and activities with high academic value to the art museum, helping to build a stage for the exchange between Today Art Museum and distinguished art museums at home and abroad, respected artists, and scholars.

-Introducing the administrative experience of art museums at home and board; Giving advice and suggestions to the academic development direction of the art museum

II. Process-Submitting the draft of the exhibition/activity plan-Examining and verifying the draft of the exhibition/activity plan-Argument advice statement -Review and vote-Carrying out the resolution

Tentative Experts List of Academic Board (Ranking by the phonetic alphabet of last name):

Alexandra Munroe (Asia Department ofGuggenheim Museum, Chief Curator)

Andreas Schalhorn (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Contemporary Art Cutator)

Andrew·Brewerton (Curator of Dartington College of Arts)

An Yuanyuan (Literature and art Office, Art Department, Ministry of Culture, China Division Chief)

Chen Danqing (Art Experts)

Chen Lvsheng (China National Museum, Associate curator)

Fan Di’an (China National Art Museum, Curator) 

Fei Dawei (International famous Curator)

Gao Minglu (Famous Curator/Art Historian)

Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Gallery,Independent Curator/Activity Chief Inspector)

Hou Hanru (International Famous Curator)

Huang Du (Independent Curator)

Jia Fangzhou (Curator/ Art Critic)

Li Lei (Shanghai Art Museum, Curator)

Yongwoo Lee,Ph.D (Guangzhou Biennale, Chairman)

Li Xianting (Beijing Songzhuang Art Museum. Curator and Famous Critic)

Prof.Dr. Martin Roth (Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum)

Tan Ping (Central Academy of Fine Arts. Associate Curator/ Famous Artist)

Wang Huangsheng (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Curator)

Wang Hui (Famous Architect, Today Art Museum Architect)

Wang Nanming (Independent Curator, Critic)

Wu Hong ( Famous Curator/ Art Critic)