As you may or may not know I majored in Art History in college. The courses I focused on were mostly Asian Art History, one of which was a whole course on Korean Art History. So needless to say I am now somewhat of a nut for Art history, and that is why it was my goal to come here and visit an art museum. So during my vacation I managed to get out to the National Art Museum in Yongsan-gu.
I was very happy to visit the museum and BK took me there. The day was hot and humid out so going inside a museum was a good idea.
I made this little video to show my visit to the museum.
I was really surprised at the size of this place, because I really didn't expect it to be so big. Also its surroundings were around this lush green preserve, so it certainly was a spectacle. I think though that they use a good portion of the building for research.
Anyways, we didn't see everything because there was a lot to see and for some reason my joints were killing me.
But it certainly was refreshing to see Korean and other Asian artworks in their homeland. Although I would comment that the curators of the museum have issues with lighting effects. I know that most objects require dim light so to preserve the material. Yet, in general most of the works were so poorly lit it was hard to see them properly. I feel that at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, the lighting went better over there.
Ah well...I hope to get out to an modern art museum next time!