The Inside-Out Art Museum is located at the west end of Xishan Cultural and Creative Avenue, Haidian District, Beijing. The embryonic museum was established in 2008 and it was registered as a private art institution by Beijing Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau in 2011.
Since 2007, Inside-Out Art Museum started to organize art exhibitions and cultural activities in three pavilions. In September, 2012, the exhibition hall was opened to the public. The whole building was designed by Cui Kai, chief architect of China Academy of Architectural Design, and his team. The interior design was completed by Auburn Architects, an architecture company based in New York, USA. The total area of exhibition hall is 2, 600㎡, all equipped with professional facilities. The Artist Colony functions as an ancillary facility to the museum.
Since its establishment, Inside-Out Art Museum insists on its mission to balance the academic quality and public service, while strives to find a sustainable way to manage a private art museum. The Inside-Out Art Museum has presented notable exhibitions, including “Inside-Out Art 2012”, “The Young Academics Series”, “Xu Bing: Research Exhibition on Background Story” and has earned a reputation in the art circle. The museum has organized five exhibitions for autistic children with the name “Autistic or Artistic”. It has also organized public programs focusing on creative thinking and art education, such as “Follow Me: Zhang Jie's Art of Torn Papers”, thus building a bridge for the public and families to get easy access to art and museums.
The Inside-Out Art Museum has started an international art program in Beijing, China and Maine, USA, to promote the exchange of artists from different regions all over the world. The Inside-Out Miniature Art Museum, which was established in 2013, was designed as an experimental space for the collection of events and memories, representing ideas about the future modes of exhibitions.
The Inside-Out Art Museum seeks effective art sponsorships as well as donations, in the endeavors to become a non-governmental public art museum with academic vitality and high social recognition. The museum gained sponsorship through the credible platform “Beijing Cultural Development Foundation Intermediate Art Fund”, under the supervision of the third party, to ensure that the gaining and using of social funds are transparent and open to the public.