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“Brilliant!”

Busan Museum of Art
Ranked #42 of 227 things to do in Busan
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Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

An excellent museum: free to enter and an extensive, varied, exhibition programme. I was impressed with range of work, all from the 21st century and from both home and abroad.
The building is not a lot to look at and the ciculation spaces fail to inspire, but the exhibition spaces are large in size and in number. The size of the exhibition space worked well with works on show and i happily spent a couple of hours walking around. Outside are a collection (more of a clutter) of bronze and stone sculptures providing a hint to what might be contained within the otherwise anonymous looking building.
Worth a visit but takes a while to get there.

Thank juzzaj
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We visited in September 2013 when the featured artist was Shin Sang Ho - tile work and sculptures, referencing Star Trek and called Final Frontier. Appealing and thought provoking. We also were taken with 2 large cloud paintings by Kang Un and the extensive collection of Henry Miller paintings. A very disturbing charcoal collection about forced labour camps was quite moving. The sculpture garden's giant coffee pots were striking as well. There is a nice shop and a cafe in the gallery.

1  Thank Ann Maureen O
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Museum is just a short walk away from the Busan Museum of Art station.

Good exhibits from local artists and even got a chance to view some amazing collection from other famous artists like Warhol, Dali and many more. Its not a huge museum, so expect a good 1 hour or so.

Had a choco patbingsu (redbean ice shaving topped with creamy chocolate ice cream) at the museum cafe. Big enough to share with 3 people for each dessert. Lovely end to the visit :)

Thank rozerozeroze
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

The museum was closed these pass 3 weeks I was in Busan and re-opened today but I did visit last year. The museum is located close to the subway station and is about a three minute walk. I can't comment on this years exhibits but last year there were some local artist exhibits the were fascinating.

Thank freddiemv2
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Both the main collection and any special exhibitions are currently closed while they prepare the next main collection. Only two small children's art collections in the basement can be seen, and the shop and cafe are open as well. I obviously visited (or rather, tried to visit) at the wrong time and it could indeed be argued that I have NOT visited this museum, since most of it was off limits. However, based on my personal experience, I have to give it the lowest score. Front desk staff speak absolutely no English, as usual in Korea. The building was not even air-conditioned. I feel that taking all of ten days in order to prepare the collection changeover is unacceptable, and made all the worse by it happening during Busan's peak tourist season. Keeping the shop and cafe open while almost the whole museum was shut felt like a fraud attempt -basically withdrawing the free offer while continuing to try to extract money through the accessories. The staff were obviously spending day after day doing nothing on their taxpayers-funded super salary except ordering the odd visitor to stay out of the barred areas. Profoundly disappointing to say the least.

Thank Steven G
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