Gyeongnam Art Museum

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296 Yongji-ro, Changwon, South Korea
Gyeongnam Art Museum - Sculpture garden
Gyeongnam Art Museum - Gyeongnam art museum.  I guess the wall is part of the sculpture garden?
Gyeongnam Art Museum - Sculpture
Gyeongnam Art Museum - Sculpture up close

Gyeongnam Art Museum Changwon Reviews

cynthiasmiller cynthias…
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A surprisingly pleasant art museum Jan 19, 2014
Being the capital of the state of Gyeongnam, sometimes Changwon is privy to the more interesting things that happen in the area. In this case, Changwon houses the state's art museum.

For being in a city that not many people have heard of, the art museum was actually quite nice. Admission was only 1,000 won (roughly one U.S. dollar), and for that price I couldn't find a reason not to go. The exhibits in this museum are mostly Korean and they come from all over the country, though there are some international artists. There are no permanent exhibits on display and they do change every three months or so. When the exhibits change, the museum closes for a week to set up the new ones. It's worth it to check the website before going to make sure it will be open.

I found most of the art to lean more modern than traditional, which was a refreshing change of pace. The outside of the building is interesting as well. There is a sculpture garden which supposedly contains 32 sculptures. I could only find about four. I suppose the rest are hidden easter egg style.

There isn't a whole lot in terms of amenities at the museum. There are soda machines, but no cafe or anything remotely similar (though there are nice cafes nearby down the road), and there is absolutely NO information in English. The website has some information in English, but nothing in the museum itself. Also, there are no photos allowed inside, though I saw more Koreans taking photos than not. For the price? Totally 100% worth it.
Sculpture garden
Sculpture up close
Gyeongnam art museum. I guess the…
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rsvpme says:
Once again..well said !
Posted on: Jan 19, 2014
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