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Gwangju Museum of Art

Address: 52 Haseo-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-170, South Korea
Phone Number: 062-613-7100
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Ranked #6 of 20 Attractions in Gwangju
Type: Museums
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Seoul, South Korea
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

A nice stroll through the park leads you to the Gwangju Museum of Art. There was only one exhibit up, so it was short, but we did enjoy it: the "Photography and History: Document, Monument, Memory" exhibit. The exhibit was well done, though very little of it was in English. At 500 won for each adult, it was a nice... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The exhibits were pretty cool, but each took literally 15-30 minutes to go through. They seemed as though they changed quite often, so Im sure it would be better if you actually lived in the area and went back every few months. The cafe is also amazing! We actually went during the May 18th ceremony, and were able to watch... More 

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Gravette, Arkansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We toured the art museum on a rainy day. It was full of artwork and artifacts to look at. If you're not really into either Korean history or art, then you may want to sit this one out. It is very detailed in everything and for those who do not naturally enjoy art museums, this one is not going to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011 via mobile

The main exibition was classic korean landscape-paintings of hills forests. They were painted in the last 10-20 years by the same artist and they where uninspirering and boring without any creative touch. We went to the child exibition and thus was actually much better. There were some provocative art made by korean artists. Also do not forget to visit the... More 

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