The Uijae Museum of Korean Art was established in memory of the famous Korean artist Heo Baekryeon. Construction of the museum ended in December, 1999, but the museum wasn’t officially opened until November 17, 2001. Built to mimic the curve of a gently sloping road, the museum’s unique design earned architect Jo Seongryong the 10th Korean Architecture Award the same year as the museum’s opening. Measuring 6,000㎡ (B1-2F) in size, the museum is comprised of two exhibition rooms, a storage facility, a seminar room, and a tea ceremony room for visitors.
Since its opening, the Uijae Museum of Korean Art has hosted notable exhibitions and seminars such as the 2002 Biennale Project 2 International Symposium. Currently, the classic works of Heo Baekryeon and a photographic exhibition of the famed artist are on display.
155, Jeungsimsa-gil, Dong-gu, Gwangju[Google Map]
www.ujam.org (Korean only)
How To Use
Admission / Participation Fees:
Individuals - Adults 2,000 won / Children 1,000 won
Groups - Adults 1,000 won / Children 500 won
* Groups: 20 people more
* Free admission: Preschoolers (ages 6 & younger), senior citizens (ages 65 & older)
[Subway + Bus]
Hakdong Jeungsimsa-ipgu Station (Gwangju Subway Line 1), Exit 1.
Take Bus Cheomdan 09, Ullim 35, or Ullim 54 and get off at Jeungsimsa Bus Stop.
Walk 1.24km to Uijae Museum of Korean Art (20-min walk).
Approx. 15 min from Hakdong Jeungsimsa-ipgu Station
infocenterculture: • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-62-222-3040
restdateculture: Mondays, New Year's Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day) holidays
usetimeculture: Summer season: 9:30-17:30
Winter season: 9:30-17:00
* Last admission: 30 min before closing.