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Busan Museum of Art

58 APEC-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48060, South Korea
+82 51-744-2602
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Large but empty museum

Such a large building but so little to see. The special exhibition was of little interest and no... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ECWorld
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Hong Kong, China
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Wonderful collection

The current exhibit about the history of art in Busan is really interesting and informative. It... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
Natalie B
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“modern art” (10 reviews)
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58 APEC-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan 48060, South Korea
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+82 51-744-2602
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a large building but so little to see. The special exhibition was of little interest and no permanent exhibits. English translation of Korean captions very poor. Cafe was nice but that’s not what we went there for. Avoid.

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

The current exhibit about the history of art in Busan is really interesting and informative. It covers Japanese occupation, art during the Korean War, contemporary art, etc. The recently acquired collection was good too. There’s English translation for most galleries. The museum is easy to...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

This is probably one of the better modern art museums in South Korea, and a perfect place to spent a lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The attached restaurant id good but pricey so try the foodtrucks nearby in the sculpture park as a yummy, cheaper...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Probably one of the better modern art museums in Korea. The exhibits were interesting and varied, mostly early 2000's works from Korean artists (unfortunately all of the piece descriptions were in Korean regardless of the artist). Not sure if there is seasonal renovations, as when...More

Thank Brett P
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

The main building has a few small exhibitions and is free, although several floors were closed, including the main sculpture garden. However, the Lee Ufan annex is worth the visit if you like his work, with walk-through sculptures of starkly lit boulders, white gravel floors,...More

Thank John K
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Reviewed July 4, 2017

Two exhibits were advertised, but they filled maybe 10% of the museum, which was otherwise as empty as a new fridge. So unless current exhibits sound compelling, it's not worth your time.

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Reviewed March 22, 2017

1) Strange museum — almost no visitors on a week day, building is quite big, but exhibitions are tiny. Lot of empty space without people. 2) Closed on mondays. 3) Free admission for permanent exhibition. 4) Children' museum.

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Reviewed February 11, 2017

Visited while in busan in November 2016. Easy access via the busan metro. I only was in the building with the gift shop which had some French impressionist prints to purchase. Modern art style in exhibits. Multi level museum. In one exhibit you could enter...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Art museum is so so, big and they have nice collection, but i would like to recommend Ufan Lee's museum. It placed inside of Busan Art museum. there is extra charge. but the collection and building is so beautiful.

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Reviewed January 4, 2017

The building is not that special for a museum of art, but this does not matter because the two exhibitions we saw were nice. The museum only has temporary exhibitions. Whether you enjoy the place, it really depends. And I am the lucky one. Try...More

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