Living in Daejeon

Museums of Art

The Municipal Museum of Arts

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The Municipal Museum of Arts, located in Dunsan, is a two-story building with a basement. It houses exhibition galleries and educational halls. Outside the museum are the Water Sculpture Park and the Grass Sculpture Park.
At the entrance of the museum is Geobukseon or Turtle Ship, which Baek Nam-jun (1932~2006), a world famous video artist, presented during the 1993 Daejeon Expo.

  • Location: 155 Dunsan Daero, Seo-gu
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  • Telephone: (042) 602-3204
  • Inter-city bus routes: 606, 618, 911
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Ungnolee Museum

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Located east of the Municipal Museum of Art, the Ungnolee Museum was constructed in May 2005 in commemoration of the late Ungno Lee, a great Korean painter best known in France. Goam Ungno Lee was born in Yesan, Chungnam in 1904. While working as a painter in Daejeon, he expanded his field of activity to the world.
The Ungnolee Museum is a two-story building housing four exhibition galleries. The building itself, designed by the famous French architect Laurent Beaudouin, is of significant architectural value. This graceful white structure is surrounded by pine trees and bamboo.

Yeojin Museum of Buddhist Arts

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Located in Tamnip-dong, Yuseong-gu, the Yeojin Museum of Buddhist Arts is a place where people can appreciate both the traditional and modern Buddhist art of Korea. The museum is operated by Intangible Cultural Asset No. 6 Lee Jin-hyung (pen name yeojin), a master of Buddhist image sculpture. There is a sculpture garden on the ground that serves as a good place to relax while viewing traditional Buddhist art. Buddhist sculptures and pictures here surely facilitate a better understanding of our traditional culture. Admission is free so long as you have a reservation.

  • Location: 442-1 Tamnip-dong, Yuseong gu
  • Telephone: (042) 934-8466
  • intercity bus routes : 121, 701, 712, 918
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Asia Museum

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The Asia Museum is located within Daedeok Techno Valley in Daejeon. This museum houses a collection of priceless works from Asian countries. Designed to enhance its relationship to nature, the museum is a place where people can rest, and where children and teenagers can learn the value and beauty of art.

  • Location: 195 Hwaamdong, Yuseong-gu
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  • Telephone: (042) 863-0055
  • inter-city bus routes: 301, 704, 918
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