Open since 2012, this art museum is located inside a stunningly renovated glass-and-red-steel encased power station overlooking the Huangpu River. It's gotten a lot of attention, as it's China's first state-owned contemporary art museum, and has drawn the interest of top touring exhibitions from institutions all over the world. It's part of China's grand ambition to play on the international art scene, as the government opens up museums throughout the country at an astounding rate. The permanent exhibition is comprised of a number of pavilions, many dedicated to a theme or an international city — such as Mumbai and Istanbul — with the aim of educating Chinese about the diversity of world societies. There are some kinks to be worked out as the museum gets up to speed. For one thing, there's not enough on display to fill up the cavernous museum, so parts of the space feel cold and empty. One weekend morning, a 3D movie theater lacked 3D glasses because patrons kept stealing them and "security isn't available until the afternoon." All the bones are there, though, and, as admission is complimentary, it's worth at least an hour or two. Views of the Huangpu River from the upper floors are stunning. The museum is about 20 minutes from the nearest subway station, so taxi might be your best bet. It launched with the Shanghai Biennial exhibition in 2012, and most recently hosted an Andy Warhol retrospective. Check the website to see what's upcoming.