Sunday, January 15, 2012
Busan Museum of Art
The Busan Museum of Art in Haeundae is an institution that I was allowed to see just a few weeks after it opened its doors back in 1998 - a rare excursion from an otherwise dull and tough Korean High School life.
In those times the neighborhood around Haeundae Beach, now considered to be the most modern and livable place in Busan, was still under construction.
So among the around fifty art museums I have visited so far in different countries, it will always have a special place in my heart - namely as a coming-back-home kind of place.
The exhibitions aren't too big, so the place is spacious. You can overview the skyscrapers of the neighborhood from the sculpture park.
Among international modern and contemporary artists (the ancient art section is rather small), they cover a serious range of local artists and Busan landscapes.
Stay tuned for more paintings in the next post!
Busan Museum of Art,
Opens Tuesday - Sunday.
Closed each day after a national holiday.
10 am - 8 pm.
Subway: Busan Museum of Art station, Line 2.