Muxin Art Museum demonstrates the artistic achievement of renowned painter, writer and poet Muxin (1927-2011). It houses works created in the past with academic and intellectual indication for the future. It is located in the hometown of Muxin, providing precious material for Muxin research.
Muxin Museum is designed by OLI Architecture’s Hiroshi Okamoto and Lin Bing who are students of Ieoh Ming Pei. The project was funded by Culture Wuzhen Co., Ltd. and constructed by Jujiang Construction Group in four years. The museum faces the south. Its design is of great modernity and minimalism. It crosses the Yuanbao Lake in the town. The reflection of the museum in the lake echoes with the building. It is a highlight in Wuzhen West Scenic Zone that you will not miss.
Muxin (1927-2011) is a painter, writer and poet. His original name was Sun Pu. He loved painting and literature since he was a little boy. He also practiced piano and composition. He started writing when he was 12 and his essay was published in local newspaper when he was 16.
In 1982, Muxin moved to New York. Restarting painting and writing, he had published more than 30 collections of poetry and essays on both sides of the Straits. During the same period, he also continued to paint. In 2001, Yale University Art Museum held a large-scale solo exhibition for him, and toured the Chicago Art Museum, the Hawaiian Art Museum and the New York Asian Association Art Museum.
Muxin moved back to Wuzhen in 2006 with our invitation. He passed away in 2011. Wuzhen built the “Muxin Art Museum”in the same year.
Summer: 9:00-17:30; winter: 9:00-17:00. Closed on Mondays.