In the first half of the 20th century, the museum focused primarily on ancient Chinese art. In the 1950s, it began to include modern painting. Today, thanks notably to donations, the museum is enriching its collections of both ancient and contemporary art.
Chine moderne et contemporaine

La République de Chine fondée en 1912 fit face à de multiples difficultés. En 1949, les forces communistes remportèrent la victoire sur l'armée nationaliste. Durant cette période mouvementée de l'histoire, les artistes chinois renouvelèrent leur vocabulaire plastique traditionnel tout en adaptant les techniques occidentales à leur sensibilité et nécessités historiques.

In accordance with the government's guidelines, the Cernuschi Museum will remain closed up until and including May 18. It will reopen on May 19, 2021. To welcome you under the best possible conditions, a time slot must be booked online to visit the temporary exhibition "Journey Along the Kisokaidō: From Hiroshige to Kuniyoshi". Thank you for your understanding.