Whanki Museum

The Whanki Museum is a private art museum in Jongno-gu, in central Seoul, South Korea. It was established by the Whanki Foundation mainly to exhibit and commemorate the art of Whanki Kim, one of Korea's foremost abstract painters. The museum is located in Buam-dong, close to Seongbuk-dong, Seongbuk-gu, where Whanki Kim and his wife spent many years. The atmosphere and natural environment of the two places have much in common. The museum building was designed by architect Kyu-seung Woo. Construction began in 1990, and the museum opened in November, 1992.[1]

Whanki Museum
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Established1992 (1992)
Location210-8 Buam-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Typeart museum
DirectorMee-jung Park
ArchitectKyu-seung Woo
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHwangi misulgwan
McCune–ReischauerHwanki misulkwan
Whanki Kim, Untitled.

The bulk of the collection is displayed in the main building which was specially designed to showcase Whanki Kim's art. Special exhibitions are held in Annex 1, which includes a café and art shop on the ground floor. The latest addition, Annex 2, is used for lectures.

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  1. ^ "Director's message". Whanki Museum. Retrieved 2008-04-24.

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Coordinates: 37°35′40″N 126°57′59″E / 37.5944°N 126.9663°E / 37.5944; 126.9663