Approved by the Chinese central government on May 13, 1995, Mr. Jiang Zemin, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, inscribed the gallery's name in April 1997. It is the first national gallery that is named after an individual and is also the second national modern art museum in addition to the National Art Gallery of China.
He Xiangning Art Gallery is located in the Overseas Chinese Town (OCT) and covers an area of 5115.9 square meters. The museum displays artworks by Madame He Xiangning (1878-1972), a close comrade-in-arms of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and the wife and revolutionary companion of Mr. Liao Zhongkai.
He Xiangning Art Gallery engages in collecting, displaying and studying He Xiangning's painting and calligraphy. Additionally, other artists dedicate the museum to sorting, selecting, and preserving historical artifacts and art works. The museum focuses on exhibiting art by overseas Chinese artists, female artists, and avant-garde contemporary artists.
Since 1997, the art museum has hosted more than 40 exhibitions and organized 36 lectures. Among the most influential exhibitions of the museum is its annual national show of contemporary sculpture.
The museum is adjacent to popular tourist attractions such as "Window of the World," "Splendid China," "Chinese Folk Culture Village" and the well-known electronic company Konka, all businesses run by the enterprise.