History & Facilities
The Busan Museum of Art is
a representative cultural space that can raise
Busan’s profile as a hub of culture, in addition to
the Busan Cultural Center, Busan Museum, and Busan Citizen's Hall
The construction of The Busan Museum of Art began on December 12th, 1994 and four years later, it was completed on February 25th, 1998, with its opening on March 20th that year. With a land area of 21,560㎡(6,522 pyeong) and a gross floor area of 21,425㎡, the Busan Museum of Art is a three-story building with two underground levels, comprised of exhibition halls, storage facilities, Children’s museum, educational research rooms, office rooms, and the open-air sculpture park, and more. It furnishes a wide range of art and culture with artworks and art activities through works of art in various genres, data collection, exhibitions, research, and international exchange.
In addition, Busan Museum of Art aims to take part in invigorating artistic activities by providing an extraordinary cultural space commensurate with setting of the 21st-century marine city of Northeast Asia. The reason for its foundation is to increase the awareness of Busan citizens’ art and culture and provide space for sound art activities, and eventually contribute to the development of culture and art. Thus, it will surely pull its weight as a comprehensive art venue of composite art that embraces diverse modern art but with intensive attention to the arts of Busan and Gyeongsang-do. Also, it supports a variety of artworks and artists’ activities so that the public can easily access the arts, as well as expands the base of artists, and revitalizes the creation of art. Consequently, the Busan Museum of Art will play an innovative role in the future Busan art circle and make a big contribution to its own growth as a global public museum.
We at Busan Museum of Art are making every effort to create a homelike space for citizens to comfortably appreciate works of art.
|December 12, 1994||Commencement of the construction of the Museum|
|March 20, 1998||Opening of the Museum/Inauguration of the first
Director Kim Jong-geum
|February 8, 2001||Inauguration of the second Director Hur Hwang|
|February 26, 2004||Inauguration of the third Director Kim Yong Dae|
|March 21, 2006||Inauguration of the fourth Director Cho Il Sang|
|March, 2011||Opened the Busan Museum of Art Children's Museum|
|March 21, 2011||Inauguration of the fifth Director Cho Il Sang|
|April 10, 2015||Opened the Busan Museum of Art Annex Space Lee Ufan|
|September 21, 2015||Inauguration of the fourth Director Kim young sun|
|The entire site||21,560㎡|
|Building Space||21,425㎡, Three stories (with two stories underground)|
|Parking Lot||158 space|
|Sculpture park, Hall, Education room, Children's museum|