Busan Museum of Art
Busan Museum of Art
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ilsete
Memphis, TN589 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Visited here on a Sunday afternoon. Very small crowd so it felt as though I had the place to myself. The outside of the building is rather plain, but the inside is quite beautiful. The exhibits were quite good, but very small for the space. The main hallways on each floor seems bigger than the exhibition space. The shop was very small. Still, the collection is nice and it is free so worth a visit.
Written November 4, 2018
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Jerry J
Hallandale Beach, FL593 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
We had heard about the reputation of the Busan Museum of Art, as being a terrific museum for Contemporary Art. The art displayed, and the execution of the display of this art, is above reproach. There is apparently a second space with more of their Permanent Collection displayed, which we did not visit. But this is a MUST for CONTEMPORARY Art lovers. And our admission was free!
Written October 20, 2018
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mariedesjardins
Prince George, Canada6,916 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Solo
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 a large mountain created out of thousands of Japanese cranes. It was to symbolize the end of the Korea Japan war. In the bottom of this building, there was an area for children to play and create their own art work. Located near BexCo.
Written February 11, 2017
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cshao
Riverview, FL58 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
No actual Korean art within. ₩5,000 and all I saw was a bunch of Finnish (think Ikea on steroids] stuff of which I saw a larger and nicer collection st the Manchester Museum of Art in England.
Written October 23, 2019
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KarinSl
Maastricht, The Netherlands67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
We went to the Busan Museum of Art on a rainy afternoon before leaving Busan for Gyeongju. We had less than an hour to spend in the museum (as it takes at least 45 minutes to go to Busan station), which we really regretted once we arrived at the museum. The museum basically has two floors displaying artworks (above the ground floor with the reception, museum shop and restaurant. The second floor hosted a special exhibition on German art after 1949, and the third floor had contemporary and modern art of Korean artists.

If you only have little time to spend in the museum as we did, I'd recommend to focus on the third floor. We found it fascinating to see what contemporary art in Korea is like and how it differs from Western contemporary art and we saw several excellent pieces. One room was devoted to modern interpretations of traditional arts in Korea, which was also very interesting.
Written May 3, 2015
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Bambloozled
Seoul, South Korea551 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
This is a cool bit of architecture, but the displays at the time (some Chinese contemporary art and some video installations by Bill Viola) were just ok. If you're in the area go, if not ...
Written February 21, 2021
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Natalie B
130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
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 get to by subway and the main galleries are free!
Written April 12, 2018
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John K
Madison, WI8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Business
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, and giant plates of metal. There is a small fee to visit the annex but it is minimal.
Written July 21, 2017
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YuhTing
Singapore, Singapore98 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
Pleasantly surprised with the theme of the Busan Biennale and the exhibition in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Lee Jung Seob. Both exhibitions were impeccably curated and it was enjoyable just wandering around and learning more about Korean art.

Definitely worth a visit if you are an art lover. The museum is closed on Mondays though so do take note and it's about a 5-8 min walk from the Busan Museum of Art station. The exhibitions always change so perhaps the ongoing exhibitions won't be everyone's cup of tea at certain timing.
Written November 29, 2016
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sabinereizen
Utrecht, The Netherlands22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016
This museum doesn't have a permanent exhibition. It offers room to temporary exhibitions for which you pay separately. So when you enter the museum make sure you buy a ticket for an exhibition which interests you. Otherwise you end up paying an amount of money (we payed 12.000 won per person) for something which isn't your cup of tea.
Written October 23, 2016
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