An exhibition of classic fine art works showcasing the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC) opened Tuesday at the National Museum of China in Beijing to mark the 100th founding anniversary of the Party.

The exhibits include Chinese paintings, oil paintings, prints and sculptures which show historical events, major developments and watershed moments that shaped the Party and the country.

The exhibition, featuring 100 fine art works from various historical periods since the founding of the CPC in 1921, echoes the TV program "The CPC's History in Classic Fine Art" produced by the China Media Group (CMG) which was premiered in January this year.

Officials present at the exhibition's opening ceremony included Shen Haixiong, president of CMG, Fan Di'an, director of the National Art Museum of China, Zhang Baijia, former deputy director of the Party History Research Office of the CPC Central Committee, and Liu Wanming, deputy director of the National Museum of China.

The exhibition will run till July 25.