Daejeon Museum of Art
Daejeon Museum of Art was established not only to contribute to the development of modern art in South Korea by supporting local art activities, but also to relish its contribution with the public and share a joy of life together.
Developing art culture through exhibition, we will play a number of roles as a social education institution in promoting locals to have more cultural interest, as well as will operate as a complex cultural space.
Besides, we hope that we can take an important part in advancing arts in South Korea.
Ungno Lee Museum of Art
The Ungno Lee Museum of Art in Daejeon was inaugurated in May 2007 by the municipal authority to illuminatre the artistic world of Ungno Lee (1904-1989), the preeminent Korean artist of the 20th century.
Deeply confronted with the question of tradition versus modernity, Lee re-imagined Eastern and Western artistic langages to combine them in a new context.
The blueprints for the museum are ready in September 2005, soon after the final closing of the Ungno Lee Museum (2001-2005) in Pyoengchang dong, Seoul, which was opened and managed privately by Mrs. In kyeong Park, widow of the artist.
The Daejeon City, lucky to receive its collection as donations could then announce the opening of the Ungno Lee Museum in Daejeon. The Museum has been designed by the world’s renowned French architect Laurent Beaudouin, the construction was completed in late 2006.
As it has been interesting to see the encounter between East and West in Ungno Lee’s art works, it would also be fun and exciting to watch the harmony between Korean artist’s work and French architect.