M WOODS Hutong Beijing

Longfusi St 95, Beijing Map
Mon-Sun 11 am-7 pm

M WOODS MUSEUMS is one of China’s largest and most prominent contemporary art museums. M WOODS presents a year-round programme of exhibitions, performances, live events and talks across two museum sites in Beijing. M WOODS 798, is housed in a former munitions factory in Beijing’s 798 Art District, and the newly inaugurated M WOODS Hutong, is situated in the M WOODS Art Community located in the city’s historical Dongcheng District. Attracting over five hundred thousand visitors each year, M WOODS was formally granted official heritage museum qualifications by The National Bureau of Cultural Heritage in China (博物馆资质), allowing the museum to present and host the most important Chinese cultural artefacts and relics alongside contemporary art.

Founded in 2014 by collectors Lin Han and Wanwan Lei, M WOODS received its official not-for-profit status in China in 2015 as an acknowledgement of its cultural services to the public. In 2019, Victor Wang joined the museum as M WOODS’ first Artistic Director and Chief Curator. The museum’s emphasis is on presenting new and historical art by Chinese and international artists, often by those who have rarely or never had a solo exhibition in a Chinese institution. M WOODS has presented the first institutional solo exhibitions in Beijing by artists such as Man Ray, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yinka Shonibare CBE,  Bruce Nauman, David Hockney, Lu Yang, Richard Tuttle, Nicolas Party, Liang Shaoji, Austin Lee, Cristof Yvoré and Paul McCarthy, amongst others, and collaborates with international museums such as Tate Modern, London, and the British Museum, U.K. to present unique experiences and exhibitions for a local audience.