UCCA (Ullens Center for Contemporary Art)
Almost any guide on the galleries of the 798 Art District would put UCCA on top of the list. The Beijing branch of the international contemporary art institution was opened in 2007, and has presented over 100 exhibitions, featuring both Chinese artists and significant figures in international art trends. It is one of the few galleries in China that attaches great importance to education, regularly providing talks, workshops and art cinema, and having a bookstore that sells limited editions of cutting-edge artists and designers. What’s more, it even has its own volunteer docents.
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10:00-19:00 (Last entry 18:30)