The Gwangju Museum of Art was established on August 1st, 1992 and has been under the management of the Gwangju Biennale Committee ever since the opening of the Biennale Hall in 1995 and the incorporation of the Biennale Support Headquarters in 1996.
On display at the museum are 560 pieces of artwork ranging from those by classic Korean artists like Heo Baekryeon, O Jiho, Yang Sua, and Im Jiksun to works by modern artists. As part of its efforts to revitalize the region’s art industry, the Gwangju Museum of Art regularly holds various exhibitions and cultural and educational programs.
The Gwangju Museum is divided into 3 sections: the Main Hall, the Education Promotion Center, and the Biennale Hall. There are 18 galleries and 2 visitor lounges. Other facilities include a bookstore, which sells books and magazines on art, and an art information center about domestic and overseas exhibitions.
Exhibition Hall Information
Main Hall (2,800㎡)
1F: 4 exhibition halls – works of renown artists from home and abroad
2F: 5 exhibition halls – themed exhibitions
Small exhibition halls – exhibits of works by Heo Baekryeon & O Jiho & donated works by Hajeongung
Biennale Hall (800㎡) 1F-3F: 5 exhibition halls
Education Promotion Center (1,300㎡) 1F: 3 exhibition halls
Admission / Participation Fees
Adult - Individual 500won / Group (more than 20 people) 400won
Youth, military - Individual 300won / Group (more than 20 people) 200won
Children - Individual 200won / Group (more than 20 people) 100won
※ Free- Children ages 6 or younger, seniors over 65, diplomats and their staff
Baby Stroller Rentals
Available (B1 of main building & outside the Biennale Exhibition building)
Info. Services for Koreans
Venue rental available
- Please fill out venue rental application and submit to:
Management Office of Municipal Museum of Art (시립전시운영과)
artmuse.gwangju.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
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