2009.7.10 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

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2009.7.10 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA, Fine Arts Gallery I

To Aug. 2: “Buddhist Hanging Scrolls at Cheoneun Temple.”

The National Museum of Korea is holding a special exhibition featuring National Treasure No. 1340.

The hanging scroll of Buddha from Cheoneun Temple is a 1673 painting titled “Preach at the Vulture Peak”.

The painting was made to wish the royal family good health and spiritual wellness under the auspices of the Buddha.

It is especially praised for the Buddha’s unusual standing position and for the elegant yet earnest facial expressions.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, at 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and at 7 p.m. on weekends.

Ichon Station, line No. 4, exit 2

(02) 2077-9000, www.museum.go.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Sejong Art Garden

To Aug. 16: “Art Garden - Recreation.”

The Sejong Center for the Performing Arts is featuring its second art garden of the year under the title “Recreation.”

The theme expresses two main ideas. First, there is the idea that artworks are often recreated, with new ideas or visual elements changing the look and feel of what seems like an existing piece of art.

The exhibition also explores the idea of creation, presenting 13 sculptures that combine everyday materials and conceptual elements into fun and imaginative works.

The exhibition attempts to show that art is not separate from life and that anyone can enjoy art. Through the works on display, and by giving visitors a closer look at the creative process, the exhibit also aims to give visitors space to think about the meaning of art and its applications in their own lives.

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 399-1111, www.sejongpac.or.kr



SEJONG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

To Sept. 27: “Sejong Center and the Wageulwageul Art Museum.”

A hands-on exhibition for children is being held in central Seoul.

The exhibition is designed for parents who want to give their children an exciting experience with art, but find it difficult to take their children to museums because the exhibits are not designed for young minds with short attention spans.

It includes performances, a fun museum tour and interactive artwork that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

The exhibition, which is focused on making art a fun, relevant activity for children, is divided into six themes, titled “Light Magic,” “Color Magic,” “Light and Color Playground,” “Stories from Films,” “Dancing Paintings” and “Hello Monet.”

The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. until 5:20 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays and until 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

It costs 15,000 won ($11.76).

Gwanghwamun Station, line No. 5, exit 1 or 8

(02) 578-0262, www.sejongpac.or.kr



63 BUILDING SEOUL

To Nov. 15: “In the Flower Garden.”

Fifty flowery art pieces are on display at Korea’s highest art museum, 63 Sky Art.

The exhibition displays flower-themed paintings, interactive installations and actual flower arrangements by 40 Korean and foreign artists, including Kim Whanki and Andy Warhol.

The exhibition is dived into four parts: “Beauty Garden,” which shows familiar flower paintings; “Fantastic Garden” and “Re-creation Garden,” which exhibit abstract and reinterpreted paintings; and “Play Garden” which features interactive installations that react to the voices and movements of visitors.

The exhibition is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

It costs 12,000 won for adults, 11,000 won for teenagers, and 10,000 won for children.

Daebang Station, line No. 1, exit 6; Yeouinaru Station, line No. 5, exit 4; or Yeouido Station, line No. 5, exit 5

(02) 789-5663, www.63.co.kr
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