The Chen Art Gallery will be CLOSED for maintenance for the entire month of November. It will reopen to the public on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Welcome to the Chen Art Gallery. The Chen Art Gallery is a non-profit museum that houses one of the most important collections of Chinese art in the United States. Operated by the T.F. Chen Family Foundation the museum showcases the collection of world renowned herbalist and pharmacist Dr. Tei Fu Chen and his family.

Open to the public since 2001, the Chen Art Gallery displays an impressive array of over 1,000 artifacts spanning 5000 years of Chinese history from the earliest Neolithic Era pottery to early 20th Century creations. Permanent exhibition galleries include a sumptuous Qing dynasty imperial throne room, an elegant Ming dynasty bedroom, scholar’s studio treasures, jade carvings, snuff bottles, cloisonné, gilt bronze Buddhist statues, ancient pottery, and several rooms of imperial porcelains. In 2006 a special exhibitions gallery was added to feature exhibitions of delicate silk textiles, traditional scroll paintings, or recent acquisitions. In 2012 three more galleries were added for a total of over 15 exhibition rooms. In 2014 a temporary exhibition debuted the acquisition of 100 original etchings from the masterful Vollard Suite by Pablo Picasso.

Currently on view is an exhibition titled "The Eye of an Art Collector” that features 4 rooms with various European art including Renaissance-20th century bronze statues, luxurious 18-20th century British and French clocks and jeweled eggs designed by Theo Fabergé.

Opening August 2018 is an exciting new exhibition titled Càntic del Sol which debuts a new acquisition of 35 original aquatints by 20th century Spanish artist Joan Miró. These artworks are colorful interpretations of a 12th century Italian hymn known as “Canticle of the Sun” by St. Francis of Assisi.  

Located within the world headquarters of Sunrider International in Torrance, California, the museum is free and open to the public. The T.F. Chen Family sincerely hopes that each person who visits the museum can appreciate the beauty, rich history, and amazing achievements of Chinese culture. In this way the Chen Art Gallery aspires to serve as a bridge of cultural understanding and appreciation between East and West.



The Chen Art Gallery will be CLOSED for maintenance for the entire month of November. It will reopen to the public on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  Address :

1625 Abalone Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
Located inside the headquarters of Sunrider International in downtown Torrance on the NW corner of Carson Street and Abalone near the intersection of Carson Street and Western Avenue. Accessible from the 110 and 405 Freeways.

  Parking : Free, unmetered street parking is available on Abalone Avenue  
  Phone number :

(310) 781-3808 during business hours
After hours you may leave a voice mail message at (310) 222-9192 and the museum staff will return your call the following business day.

  Visiting Hours :

Tuesday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm.
Closed all major holidays.

  Admission : Free. Please call to schedule your visit.  
  Tours :

All visitors will be led on a tour through several galleries of art by a complimentary tour guide. The tour lasts between 90-120 minutes (1 ½ - 2 hours). Please call ahead to check the tour starting times and schedule your visit.

Please note that there are no benches or chairs inside the galleries so guests are advised to be prepared to stand and walk for the entire tour. Guests are permitted to bring their own canes, walkers, wheelchairs or small portable folding stools if needed.

  Tour Sizes : Tour group sizes may range between 1-30 people.  
  Languages : In addition to English, tours are also offered in Chinese.
When making your reservation please specify if you wish the tour to be conducted in Mandarin.


  • Reservations: For staff scheduling purposes, visitors are encouraged to call ahead and make reservations to visit the gallery. For large tours between 10-30 people, it is advised to call a month in advance or earlier. For smaller groups of 3-9 people, it is recommended to call about a week in advance, especially if you are only available on a specific day.
  • Children aged 10 years and under are not allowed.
  • No photography or recording devices of any kind.
  • Cell phones are not allowed inside the galleries.
  • Food, drinks, and backpacks, large bags, and large purses are not allowed.
  • Guests are required to stay with tour guide during entire tour.
  • Permitted: Guests may bring their own wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and small portable folding stools to assist with walking and standing.

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