Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Afternoon at the Museum

Crisp winter Saturdays lend themselves nicely to afternoons in a museum. 

Shane and I used one to stroll around the expansive Busan Museum of Art. The museum's a beautiful, wood and sunlight filled hall that's only thirteen years old and is also identified as the Busan Museum of Modern Art, depending on which sign you read. 

There are a surprising amount of children inside. Many patrons are moms exposing their young kids to the art world. A few others are students completing their homework assignments, taking notes on pieces that strike them most.

BMOMA's not an overwhelming museum. Actually, when we finish weaving through the rooms on floors two and three, I wonder if we've somehow missed a large chunk of the museum, because we've finished the entire place in two hours and I feel like there must be more to see. Nevertheless, I really really like the place. It's calm and beautiful and lively all at the same time. 

The day we visit, there's a large exhibit by author & artist Henry Miller, a collection of works by emerging Busan artists, and a huge exhibition by a major avant garde Korean artist, Park Seo Bo. The museum's exhibits change frequently, so I know I'll be back to this sanctuary another time.

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