Hansol Museum*, designed by Tadao Ando, is located next to Oak Valley resort run by Hansol Group, near Wonju-si in Gangwon-do, which is about three-hour drive from Seoul. It’s a museum for Hansol’s founder and adviser In-Hee Lee’s lifetime art collection. It has some of the finest Korean modern artists’ work e.g Su-geun Park, Whanki Kim, and Jung Seob Lee. The museum feels a lot like the Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA in the sense how it features elaborate landscape design, yet the difference is that it feels as if it’s blending or infusing nature with the building materially. Tadao Ando has done so well in bringing in daylight as appropriate, and his signature way of using water space is simply delightful and poetic. James Turrell also does magical things with his tricks with LED lights and optical illusion.
*Hansol Museum has changed its name to Museum SAN in March, 2014.Site Area : 70,000 m2 Open : Tuesday-Sunday 10:30AM-6:00PM, James Turrell 11AM-5:30PM. Closed on Mondays, New Years day, Lunar New Year holiday, Chuseok holiday Entrance fee : 12,000KRW for adults for general exhibition, 25,000KRW includes James Turrell exhibition. Address : 999-13 Wolsong-ri, Jijeong-myeon, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 원주시 지정면 월송리 999-13) Tel : +82 033-730-9000 Website : http://www.museumsan.org/ To help keep this blog running, please donate to Volohoi LLC via Paypal.