Busan Museum of Modern Art was opened on March 20th, 1998. There are 8 exhibition halls on the first floor and 11 on the second floor. Outside there museum there is a sculpture park which you will probably pass through if you are coming from the station. The park has a few interesting sculptures made by artists around the world. At the Busan Museum of Modern Art, exhibitions are held year round. Each special exhibition is quite unique and the exhibition could be by a renowned artist, follow a certain theme or even be made by the local people of Busan.
The main collection of art pieces in the museum are categorized into four sections called 1. The Dawn Age of Busan Fine Art 2. Fine Art of Busan in Modern Area 3. Shape and Figurative Art of Busan 4. Informel and Monochrome Paintings. The museum also provide plenty of educational courses such as an Arts Course for adults and children and also many cultural events such as performances of Korean traditional music and dance and a mobile museum. The mobile museum is when at different times throughout the year art pieces from the museum are displayed in community centres around Busan for the local people to enjoy.
Opening Hours / Admission
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:oo am until 20:00 pm. Last admission 1 hour before closing.
The museum is closed on Mondays and January 1st. If Monday is a national holiday, the museum will open and then close on the following day.
The museum if free to all however, some special exhibitions may charge a small fee.
How to get to the Museum of Modern Art in Busan:
Take line 2 (Green) to Busan Metro Art Museum (2 stops before Haeundae station) and leave exit 5. Walk straight for 2 minutes and you will see the museum.
Alternatively, take line 2 to Centum City station and leave exit 3. Walk straight for 4 minutes and when you come to a T-junction you will see the museum on the left.
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