|Adult (19 yrs~): $17 USD per person |
Youth (13~18 yrs): $12.5 USD per person
Child (4~12 yrs): $10 USD per person
|- Entrance ticket to Bonte Museum|
*Children under 36 months are free of charge.
Every day: 10:00am~6:00pm
(Last admission is 1 hour before the closing.)
Gallery 1 mainly exhibits traditional handicrafts and wooden furniture. You will be able to see colorful wooden toys and decorations that were used in the past. This gallery also displays "bojagi" or colorful wrapping cloth and traditional Korean attire. Marvel at the fine tapestry of unique patterns and colors.
Gallery 2 shows the infusion of traditional and contemporary artwork. There are several sculptures and pieces of art from Korean artists for you to see. Gallery 2 also houses the museum's architect, Tadao Ando's meditation room and his original design sketches. Come experience how Ando was inspired when designing his masterpieces.
Gallery 3 is fully dedicated to the famous Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. Famous for her obsession of dots, the gallery exhibits "The Pumpkin" and "Infinity Mirrored Room". At the "Infinity Mirrored Room", enter a dark mirrored room filled with dotted lights and lose yourself in the galaxy of lights. The star-like light bulbs are truly a mysterious and beautiful scene to experience.
Gallery 4 has a theme of traditional funeral rites and the exhibition is called "Carriage to Heaven". The main display of the gallery is a "sangyeo" or a bier which is a traditional wooden platform used to carry a coffin. The large boat like bier is decorated with colorful wooden dolls and decorations. All around you will be able to see wooden ornaments that explain the traditional funeral rites.
Gallery 5 is the special exhibition hall.
Outside in the open garden are several sculptures from famous artists. You will be able to see colorful artwork by David Gerstein as he depicts the themes of happiness and joy of contemporary life. Jaume Plensa's signature sculpture of a crouching human and Rotraut Klein-Moquay's installation of a dancing gypsy can also be seen in the garden.