Event Calendar

Dec
24
Tue
Busan Chess Club @ McDonalds at City Hall Station
Dec 24 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:00 am
Busan Chess Club @ McDonalds at City Hall Station
Our goal is to create a regular meeting place for chess in Busan.
What: Play, learn and improve your chess
Who: All are welcome: kids and adults. Anyone interested in playing chess
When:  Tuesday Evenings  8pm – 10pm
Where: McDonalds at 시청역 (City Hall Station) just outside exit 7
Why: Chess players need a place to meet and play. Please join us and help build a thriving chess scene here in Busan.
CostFREE  chess sets and clocks are available.
Dec
25
Wed
Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum
Dec 25 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Opening Ceremony November 18, 2019 at 16:00, Busan Museum

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

An Invitation to the Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Myanmar is predominately a Buddhist nation where the majority of its people follow the teachings of Buddha. The vast diversity in ethnicity, language, and lifestyle converges into the grand river of Buddhism wherein people come together.

The life of the Buddha characterized by eons of merit-making provided fertile material for the exquisite Buddhist art in Myanmar. The Buddhist commitment to accruing karma through acts of charity and self-sacrifice in everyday life has persisted in the lives of people in Myanmar.

The exhibition will be a special opportunity for you to explore Myanmar’s Buddhist artwork, which is full of religious devotion and fascinating narratives.

Pre-opening ceremony

Invitational lecture

Monday, November 18, 2019, 13:30

“What is Myanmar?” by Professor Park Jang-sik, Dong-A University

“History of Myanmar Culture” by Deputy Director Ye Myat Aung, Taung Gyi Cultural Museum

Pre-Opening Performance

Monday, November 18, 2019 15:40

 

Opening Ceremony

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019, 16:00

Location: Main Lobby of Exhibition Venue

Fish Market – The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Dec 25 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fish Market - The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum

2019 Special Exhibition of Korean National Maritime Museum

○ Period: July 9 – December 31, 2019

○ Venue: Korea National Maritime Museum

○ Opening Hours (closed on Mondays)

9am-6pm (Tuesdays through Fridays)

9am-9pm (Saturdays)

9am-7pm (Sundays and holidays)

○ Free admission

○ Website: http://www.knmm.or.kr/eng/main/main.aspx

○ For more info.: 051)309-1900

 

https://www.knmm.or.kr/Menu02_Exhibition/exhibition_02_view.aspx?str5=4&fld_seq=61

https://blog.naver.com/museum4you/221580659614

Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum
Dec 25 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 28, 2019 – February 29, 2020

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)610-7145

 

On display are 50 sculptures of arhats from the ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do, ROK.

The ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do Province, are where the sculptures of arhats, believed to be 500 years old, were first discovered in 2001. In Buddhism, an arhat, or nahan in Korean, is someone who has attained enlightenment and can enter nirvana.

The innovative space for this exhibition was designed and created in collaboration with contemporary artist Kim Seung-young.

Previously, the exhibition was successfully held at Chuncheon National Museum in Aug. 2018 and the National Museum of Korea in Apr. 2019, and was well received by a large number of visitors.

Lighthouse – The Light of a Thousand Years, Fingerprint of Light @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Dec 25 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lighthouse - The Light of a Thousand Years, Fingerprint of Light @ Korea National Maritime Museum

Period: December 3, 2019 – March 1, 2020

Venue: Korea National Maritime Museum

Free admission

Opening Hours (closed on Mondays)

9 am – 6 pm — Tuesday through Friday

9 am – 9 pm — Saturday

9 am – 7 pm — Sunday and holidays

Website (Korean)

2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum

The “2019 Polar Experience Expo” will be held at the Busan Marine Natural History Museum from November 21 to December 29.

The polar region is the last unexplored place on earth, and now it is growing in importance not only in scientific research but also in international relations, beyond the era of challenge and pioneering.

Starting with the relationship between the polar and humanity, this exhibition also presents polar life, research supplies, and polar relics, which are hard to come across. Participants are expected to discover the impact of polar regions on our lives and their new values.

The exhibition will provide information on the natural environment of the polar region, flora and fauna of the polar region, scientific research in the polar regions, and information on cooperation among nations centered on the polar regions and polar pioneers.

Audiovisual experience programs such as the operation of a laboratory, a polar movie theater and it consists of hands-on classrooms for various experiences such as ice-breaking, board games, penguin games, underwater drones, and making polar eco-bags.

In particular, during the exhibition period, polar commentators of the Polar Ocean Future Forum will stay in the exhibition hall and provide visitors with polar commentary services to help visitors to relax.

The opening ceremony will be held at 4 pm on November 21st. Participation is through pre-registration and can be submitted by email (araonday@daum.net).

In addition, at 11 am every Saturday during the experience exhibition, the ‘People’s Polar Course invited by the Institute of Polar Research Institute’ will be held.

Antony Gormley ‘FEEL’ @ Space Lee Ufan
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Antony Gormley 'FEEL' @ Space Lee Ufan

○ Period: October 18, 2019 – April 19, 2020

○ Venue: Space Lee Ufan

○ Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Admission fee: 3,000 won for adult, 2,000 won for children and youth aged 7–19 years

Busan citizens with identification cards will receive a discount of 1,000 won. Admission for individuals over 65, children under 7, and the handicapped is free.

○ For more info.: (051)740-4245

○ Website:

https://art.busan.go.kr/spaceleeufan/eng/index.jsp

http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/03_display/display02.jsp?amode=view&id=20191007102027311

ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary @ ASEAN Culture House
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary @ ASEAN Culture House

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Korea-ASEAN dialogue relations in 2019, the ASEAN Culture House will hold a special exhibition titled ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary. Visitors will be able to see traditional crafts from the countries of ASEAN alongside the works of contemporary ASEAN artists. We invite you to join us in appreciating the aesthetic imagination and creativity of ASEAN’s contemporary craft artworks as well as the artisanal spirit and wisdom of traditional crafts.

○ Period: October 8, 2019 – January 15, 2020

○ Venue: Special Exhibition Gallery, ASEAN Culture House

○ Cost: Free

○ Hours: Tue. – Fri. 10:00am – 6:00pm, Weekend 10:00am – 7:00pm

○ Inquiries: (051)775-2031

○ Directions: 15-minute walk from Exit 2 of Jangsan Station (Metro Line 2)

○ Website: https://www.ach.or.kr/

Chroniclers, Outside of Time @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chroniclers, Outside of Time @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Period: September 11, 2019 – February 2, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

Artists

Sindae Kang, Garam Kim, Jaeoon Rho, Hwayeon Nam, Ho Tzu Nyen, Johann Lurf

Gentil, Gentle: The Advent of a New Community @ Museum of Contemporary Art
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gentil, Gentle: The Advent of a New Community @ Museum of Contemporary Art

○ Period: September 11, 2019 – February 2, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

 

Artists

Byungjun Kwon, Junguk Yang, Yungyu Kim

Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium

The Hanbok Hall exhibits hanboks and accessories during the period of the Joseon Dynasty and lets visitors try on various styles of hanboks, including modern designs. Visitors are able to take a photo from the virtual fitting set and then receive a photo of themselves wearing a hanbok, traditional Korean dress, by email.

The Busan Hanbok Hall is located on the first floor of BEXCO auditorium and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is free.

The last admission is 30 minutes before closing and is closed during lunch, which is from noon until 1 pm. Groups of more than 10 people need to make a reservation by calling 070-8840-1472.

Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

MoCA Busan Special Exhibition

○ Period: August 14, 2019 – January 27, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Tickets: 5,000 won for all

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

 

Artists: Random International (Hannes Koch & Florian Ortkrass)

Rain room, new media installations

Preston Sturges and the Classic Comedies @ Busan Cinema Center
Dec 25 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Preston Sturges and the Classic Comedies @ Busan Cinema Center

○ Period: December 6 – 25, 2019

○ Venue: Busan Cinema Center

○ Tickets: 6,000 won for adults / 4,000 won for members, youth and senior

○ For more info.: 051)780-6000

○ Website: http://www.dureraum.org

Film List

It Happened on Fifth Avenue

Stage Door

Libeled Lady

Remember the Night

Midnight

Easy Living

Unfaithfully Yours

Hail the Conquering Hero

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

The Palm Beach Story

Sullivan’s Travels

The Lady Eve

Christmas in July

The Great McGinty

 

* Movie Times:

http://www.dureraum.org/bcc/mcontents/progScheList.do?rbsIdx=226&progCode=20191129001

Non Verbal Performance NANTA @ Busan Cultural Center
Dec 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Non Verbal Performance NANTA @ Busan Cultural Center

○ Period: December 20-25, 2019

○ TIme: Dec. 20 7:30 pm/ Dec. 21 3pm, 7pm/ Dec. 22 2pm, 6pm/Dec. 23-24 7:30pm/Dec. 25 2:00pm

○ Venue: Busan Cultural Center

○ Tickets: VIP-seat 60,000 won / S-seat 50,000 won / A-seat 40,000 won

○ For more info.: 02-721-7644

2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival @ Street of Youth, Seomyeon
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival @ Street of Youth, Seomyeon

2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival: In Celebration of the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit

○ Period: November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020

○ Venue: Street of Youth in Seomyeon and Jeonpo Café Street

○ Hours of Operation: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

○ Hosted by: Busan Metropolitan City

○ Organized by: Busan Culture & Tourism Organizing Committee

○ For more info.: (051)507-9716

○ Website: https://seomyeon-treefestival.co.kr/ (Korean)

6th Haeundae Lighting Festival @ Gunam-ro and Haeundae Beach
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6th Haeundae Lighting Festival @ Gunam-ro and Haeundae Beach
Period: November 16, 2019 – January 27, 2020

Venue: Around Gunam-ro Haeundae Square and Haeundae Beach

Lighting Ceremony: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Haeundae Beach

Hosted by: Haeundae-gu Office

Featuring various events, including LED lighting show, busking performances and photo zone.

 

Busan Christmas Tree Festival @ Gwangbok-ro
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Busan Christmas Tree Festival @ Gwangbok-ro

○ Period: November 16, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Opening Ceremony Saturday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m., Gwangbok-ro City Spot

○ Venue: around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu

○ Website: http://bctf.kr/ (in Korean)

Garden of Light Show @ Haeundae LCT
Dec 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Garden of Light Show @ Haeundae LCT

The 2019 Garden of Light Show begins this evening and will commemorate the ASEAN-Korea Summit and the Haeundae Light Festival in Haeundae.

Every evening, guests can enjoy a fantastic atmosphere with special music and a light show to bring more holiday spirit to the city.

The event will take place three times a day at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm.

Event Information

Period: November 18, 2019-January 20, 2020

Place: Small Park Square in front of Haeundae LCT

Program: Beautiful light garden, White snow effect show, laser beam light show

Phantom of the Opera World Tour @ Dream Theatre
Dec 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Phantom of the Opera World Tour @ Dream Theatre

○ Period: Friday, December 13- Sunday, February 9, 2020

Closed on Mondays

○ Venue: Dream Theatre

○ Time: Tue. – Fri. 7:30 p.m./ Weekends and holidays 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Jan. 8, Jan. 15 3:00 p.m.

○ Age recommendation: ages 8 and older

○ Running Time: 150 minutes

○ Tickets: VIP-seat 170,000 won, R-seat 140,000 won, S-seat 110,000 won, A-seat 90,000 won, B-seat 60,000 won

○ Website: https://www.dreamtheatre.co.kr/Performance/Performance/Detail?num=17

 

○ Phone: 1833-3755

○ How to get there:

Metro Line 2 Busan Int’l Finance Center∙Busan Bank Station, Exit 3 then a 3-minute walk or Metro Line 1 Beomnaegol Station, Exit 4 then about a 9-minute walk.

HQ Wine and Whisky Night @ HQ Bar
Dec 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

HQ is rolling out a new weekly event; every Wednesday, we’ll be celebrating wine and whiskey with some of the best drink deals in town.

3000 Won Glasses of White or Red Wine

4000 Won Pours of Jameson

5000 Won Pours of Jack Daniels, Jim Beam, Johnny Walker, Crown Royal, and Canadian Club

HQ Gwangan Open Mic Night @ HQ Gwangan
Dec 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
HQ Gwangan Open Mic Night @ HQ Gwangan

Alright, folks, our new weekly trivia night is continuing to build, and we are always looking for new brainiacs to raise their swords. If you weren’t able to make it in the past, let me remind you that the pub quiz is now at HQ Gwangan every Wednesday, and there’s a new format:

1000 Won Entrance Fee Per Player / Winning Team Gets The Cash!

Maximum Team Size is 5. Minimum Team Size is 1.

2 Rounds of Questions
3 Categories in Each Round
5 Questions in Each Category

Plus in between rounds, we will have a Beer Bonus round where one team can win a free pitcher of Cass or OB.

We’ll be starting the quiz at approximately 9:00, and it’ll be done before 11:00 so for those of you coming from outside of Gwangan, you can hightail it to your bus or subway to stiff over the taxi drivers–or if you want to keep drinking, nobody’s stopping you.

Following, trivia, come on down for the newest open mic in town starting around 11 p.m.

Dec
26
Thu
Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum
Dec 26 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Opening Ceremony November 18, 2019 at 16:00, Busan Museum

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

An Invitation to the Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Myanmar is predominately a Buddhist nation where the majority of its people follow the teachings of Buddha. The vast diversity in ethnicity, language, and lifestyle converges into the grand river of Buddhism wherein people come together.

The life of the Buddha characterized by eons of merit-making provided fertile material for the exquisite Buddhist art in Myanmar. The Buddhist commitment to accruing karma through acts of charity and self-sacrifice in everyday life has persisted in the lives of people in Myanmar.

The exhibition will be a special opportunity for you to explore Myanmar’s Buddhist artwork, which is full of religious devotion and fascinating narratives.

Pre-opening ceremony

Invitational lecture

Monday, November 18, 2019, 13:30

“What is Myanmar?” by Professor Park Jang-sik, Dong-A University

“History of Myanmar Culture” by Deputy Director Ye Myat Aung, Taung Gyi Cultural Museum

Pre-Opening Performance

Monday, November 18, 2019 15:40

 

Opening Ceremony

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019, 16:00

Location: Main Lobby of Exhibition Venue

Fish Market – The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Dec 26 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fish Market - The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum

2019 Special Exhibition of Korean National Maritime Museum

○ Period: July 9 – December 31, 2019

○ Venue: Korea National Maritime Museum

○ Opening Hours (closed on Mondays)

9am-6pm (Tuesdays through Fridays)

9am-9pm (Saturdays)

9am-7pm (Sundays and holidays)

○ Free admission

○ Website: http://www.knmm.or.kr/eng/main/main.aspx

○ For more info.: 051)309-1900

 

https://www.knmm.or.kr/Menu02_Exhibition/exhibition_02_view.aspx?str5=4&fld_seq=61

https://blog.naver.com/museum4you/221580659614

Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum
Dec 26 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 28, 2019 – February 29, 2020

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)610-7145

 

On display are 50 sculptures of arhats from the ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do, ROK.

The ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do Province, are where the sculptures of arhats, believed to be 500 years old, were first discovered in 2001. In Buddhism, an arhat, or nahan in Korean, is someone who has attained enlightenment and can enter nirvana.

The innovative space for this exhibition was designed and created in collaboration with contemporary artist Kim Seung-young.

Previously, the exhibition was successfully held at Chuncheon National Museum in Aug. 2018 and the National Museum of Korea in Apr. 2019, and was well received by a large number of visitors.

Lighthouse – The Light of a Thousand Years, Fingerprint of Light @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Dec 26 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lighthouse - The Light of a Thousand Years, Fingerprint of Light @ Korea National Maritime Museum

Period: December 3, 2019 – March 1, 2020

Venue: Korea National Maritime Museum

Free admission

Opening Hours (closed on Mondays)

9 am – 6 pm — Tuesday through Friday

9 am – 9 pm — Saturday

9 am – 7 pm — Sunday and holidays

Website (Korean)

2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum

The “2019 Polar Experience Expo” will be held at the Busan Marine Natural History Museum from November 21 to December 29.

The polar region is the last unexplored place on earth, and now it is growing in importance not only in scientific research but also in international relations, beyond the era of challenge and pioneering.

Starting with the relationship between the polar and humanity, this exhibition also presents polar life, research supplies, and polar relics, which are hard to come across. Participants are expected to discover the impact of polar regions on our lives and their new values.

The exhibition will provide information on the natural environment of the polar region, flora and fauna of the polar region, scientific research in the polar regions, and information on cooperation among nations centered on the polar regions and polar pioneers.

Audiovisual experience programs such as the operation of a laboratory, a polar movie theater and it consists of hands-on classrooms for various experiences such as ice-breaking, board games, penguin games, underwater drones, and making polar eco-bags.

In particular, during the exhibition period, polar commentators of the Polar Ocean Future Forum will stay in the exhibition hall and provide visitors with polar commentary services to help visitors to relax.

The opening ceremony will be held at 4 pm on November 21st. Participation is through pre-registration and can be submitted by email (araonday@daum.net).

In addition, at 11 am every Saturday during the experience exhibition, the ‘People’s Polar Course invited by the Institute of Polar Research Institute’ will be held.

Antony Gormley ‘FEEL’ @ Space Lee Ufan
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Antony Gormley 'FEEL' @ Space Lee Ufan

○ Period: October 18, 2019 – April 19, 2020

○ Venue: Space Lee Ufan

○ Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Admission fee: 3,000 won for adult, 2,000 won for children and youth aged 7–19 years

Busan citizens with identification cards will receive a discount of 1,000 won. Admission for individuals over 65, children under 7, and the handicapped is free.

○ For more info.: (051)740-4245

○ Website:

https://art.busan.go.kr/spaceleeufan/eng/index.jsp

http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/03_display/display02.jsp?amode=view&id=20191007102027311

ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary @ ASEAN Culture House
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary @ ASEAN Culture House

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Korea-ASEAN dialogue relations in 2019, the ASEAN Culture House will hold a special exhibition titled ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary. Visitors will be able to see traditional crafts from the countries of ASEAN alongside the works of contemporary ASEAN artists. We invite you to join us in appreciating the aesthetic imagination and creativity of ASEAN’s contemporary craft artworks as well as the artisanal spirit and wisdom of traditional crafts.

○ Period: October 8, 2019 – January 15, 2020

○ Venue: Special Exhibition Gallery, ASEAN Culture House

○ Cost: Free

○ Hours: Tue. – Fri. 10:00am – 6:00pm, Weekend 10:00am – 7:00pm

○ Inquiries: (051)775-2031

○ Directions: 15-minute walk from Exit 2 of Jangsan Station (Metro Line 2)

○ Website: https://www.ach.or.kr/

Chroniclers, Outside of Time @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chroniclers, Outside of Time @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Period: September 11, 2019 – February 2, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

Artists

Sindae Kang, Garam Kim, Jaeoon Rho, Hwayeon Nam, Ho Tzu Nyen, Johann Lurf

Farmers’ Market at Busan City Hall @ Near Busan City Hall
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Busan City Hall @ Near Busan City Hall

The local Farmers’ Market has been operating every Thursday from 10am to 6pm at Busan City Hall since April 2012.

The market will be held on the street between Busan City Hall and Busan Metropolitan Police Agency.

Local agricultural products, including rice, tomatoes, various fresh vegetables and much more from Busan and the Gyeongnam area will be sold at discounted prices.

Gentil, Gentle: The Advent of a New Community @ Museum of Contemporary Art
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gentil, Gentle: The Advent of a New Community @ Museum of Contemporary Art

○ Period: September 11, 2019 – February 2, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

 

Artists

Byungjun Kwon, Junguk Yang, Yungyu Kim

Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium

The Hanbok Hall exhibits hanboks and accessories during the period of the Joseon Dynasty and lets visitors try on various styles of hanboks, including modern designs. Visitors are able to take a photo from the virtual fitting set and then receive a photo of themselves wearing a hanbok, traditional Korean dress, by email.

The Busan Hanbok Hall is located on the first floor of BEXCO auditorium and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is free.

The last admission is 30 minutes before closing and is closed during lunch, which is from noon until 1 pm. Groups of more than 10 people need to make a reservation by calling 070-8840-1472.

Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

MoCA Busan Special Exhibition

○ Period: August 14, 2019 – January 27, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Tickets: 5,000 won for all

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

 

Artists: Random International (Hannes Koch & Florian Ortkrass)

Rain room, new media installations

2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival @ Street of Youth, Seomyeon
Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival @ Street of Youth, Seomyeon

2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival: In Celebration of the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit

○ Period: November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020

○ Venue: Street of Youth in Seomyeon and Jeonpo Café Street

○ Hours of Operation: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

○ Hosted by: Busan Metropolitan City

○ Organized by: Busan Culture & Tourism Organizing Committee

○ For more info.: (051)507-9716

○ Website: https://seomyeon-treefestival.co.kr/ (Korean)

6th Haeundae Lighting Festival @ Gunam-ro and Haeundae Beach
Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6th Haeundae Lighting Festival @ Gunam-ro and Haeundae Beach
Period: November 16, 2019 – January 27, 2020

Venue: Around Gunam-ro Haeundae Square and Haeundae Beach

Lighting Ceremony: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Haeundae Beach

Hosted by: Haeundae-gu Office

Featuring various events, including LED lighting show, busking performances and photo zone.

 

Busan Christmas Tree Festival @ Gwangbok-ro
Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Busan Christmas Tree Festival @ Gwangbok-ro

○ Period: November 16, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Opening Ceremony Saturday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m., Gwangbok-ro City Spot

○ Venue: around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu

○ Website: http://bctf.kr/ (in Korean)

Garden of Light Show @ Haeundae LCT
Dec 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Garden of Light Show @ Haeundae LCT

The 2019 Garden of Light Show begins this evening and will commemorate the ASEAN-Korea Summit and the Haeundae Light Festival in Haeundae.

Every evening, guests can enjoy a fantastic atmosphere with special music and a light show to bring more holiday spirit to the city.

The event will take place three times a day at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm.

Event Information

Period: November 18, 2019-January 20, 2020

Place: Small Park Square in front of Haeundae LCT

Program: Beautiful light garden, White snow effect show, laser beam light show

Phantom of the Opera World Tour @ Dream Theatre
Dec 26 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Phantom of the Opera World Tour @ Dream Theatre

○ Period: Friday, December 13- Sunday, February 9, 2020

Closed on Mondays

○ Venue: Dream Theatre

○ Time: Tue. – Fri. 7:30 p.m./ Weekends and holidays 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Jan. 8, Jan. 15 3:00 p.m.

○ Age recommendation: ages 8 and older

○ Running Time: 150 minutes

○ Tickets: VIP-seat 170,000 won, R-seat 140,000 won, S-seat 110,000 won, A-seat 90,000 won, B-seat 60,000 won

○ Website: https://www.dreamtheatre.co.kr/Performance/Performance/Detail?num=17

 

○ Phone: 1833-3755

○ How to get there:

Metro Line 2 Busan Int’l Finance Center∙Busan Bank Station, Exit 3 then a 3-minute walk or Metro Line 1 Beomnaegol Station, Exit 4 then about a 9-minute walk.

Dec
27
Fri
Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum
Dec 27 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Opening Ceremony November 18, 2019 at 16:00, Busan Museum

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

An Invitation to the Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Myanmar is predominately a Buddhist nation where the majority of its people follow the teachings of Buddha. The vast diversity in ethnicity, language, and lifestyle converges into the grand river of Buddhism wherein people come together.

The life of the Buddha characterized by eons of merit-making provided fertile material for the exquisite Buddhist art in Myanmar. The Buddhist commitment to accruing karma through acts of charity and self-sacrifice in everyday life has persisted in the lives of people in Myanmar.

The exhibition will be a special opportunity for you to explore Myanmar’s Buddhist artwork, which is full of religious devotion and fascinating narratives.

Pre-opening ceremony

Invitational lecture

Monday, November 18, 2019, 13:30

“What is Myanmar?” by Professor Park Jang-sik, Dong-A University

“History of Myanmar Culture” by Deputy Director Ye Myat Aung, Taung Gyi Cultural Museum

Pre-Opening Performance

Monday, November 18, 2019 15:40

 

Opening Ceremony

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019, 16:00

Location: Main Lobby of Exhibition Venue

Fish Market – The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Dec 27 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fish Market - The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum

2019 Special Exhibition of Korean National Maritime Museum

○ Period: July 9 – December 31, 2019

○ Venue: Korea National Maritime Museum

○ Opening Hours (closed on Mondays)

9am-6pm (Tuesdays through Fridays)

9am-9pm (Saturdays)

9am-7pm (Sundays and holidays)

○ Free admission

○ Website: http://www.knmm.or.kr/eng/main/main.aspx

○ For more info.: 051)309-1900

 

https://www.knmm.or.kr/Menu02_Exhibition/exhibition_02_view.aspx?str5=4&fld_seq=61

https://blog.naver.com/museum4you/221580659614

Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum
Dec 27 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 28, 2019 – February 29, 2020

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)610-7145

 

On display are 50 sculptures of arhats from the ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do, ROK.

The ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do Province, are where the sculptures of arhats, believed to be 500 years old, were first discovered in 2001. In Buddhism, an arhat, or nahan in Korean, is someone who has attained enlightenment and can enter nirvana.

The innovative space for this exhibition was designed and created in collaboration with contemporary artist Kim Seung-young.

Previously, the exhibition was successfully held at Chuncheon National Museum in Aug. 2018 and the National Museum of Korea in Apr. 2019, and was well received by a large number of visitors.

Lighthouse – The Light of a Thousand Years, Fingerprint of Light @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Dec 27 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lighthouse - The Light of a Thousand Years, Fingerprint of Light @ Korea National Maritime Museum

Period: December 3, 2019 – March 1, 2020

Venue: Korea National Maritime Museum

Free admission

Opening Hours (closed on Mondays)

9 am – 6 pm — Tuesday through Friday

9 am – 9 pm — Saturday

9 am – 7 pm — Sunday and holidays

Website (Korean)

2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum

The “2019 Polar Experience Expo” will be held at the Busan Marine Natural History Museum from November 21 to December 29.

The polar region is the last unexplored place on earth, and now it is growing in importance not only in scientific research but also in international relations, beyond the era of challenge and pioneering.

Starting with the relationship between the polar and humanity, this exhibition also presents polar life, research supplies, and polar relics, which are hard to come across. Participants are expected to discover the impact of polar regions on our lives and their new values.

The exhibition will provide information on the natural environment of the polar region, flora and fauna of the polar region, scientific research in the polar regions, and information on cooperation among nations centered on the polar regions and polar pioneers.

Audiovisual experience programs such as the operation of a laboratory, a polar movie theater and it consists of hands-on classrooms for various experiences such as ice-breaking, board games, penguin games, underwater drones, and making polar eco-bags.

In particular, during the exhibition period, polar commentators of the Polar Ocean Future Forum will stay in the exhibition hall and provide visitors with polar commentary services to help visitors to relax.

The opening ceremony will be held at 4 pm on November 21st. Participation is through pre-registration and can be submitted by email (araonday@daum.net).

In addition, at 11 am every Saturday during the experience exhibition, the ‘People’s Polar Course invited by the Institute of Polar Research Institute’ will be held.

Antony Gormley ‘FEEL’ @ Space Lee Ufan
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Antony Gormley 'FEEL' @ Space Lee Ufan

○ Period: October 18, 2019 – April 19, 2020

○ Venue: Space Lee Ufan

○ Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Admission fee: 3,000 won for adult, 2,000 won for children and youth aged 7–19 years

Busan citizens with identification cards will receive a discount of 1,000 won. Admission for individuals over 65, children under 7, and the handicapped is free.

○ For more info.: (051)740-4245

○ Website:

https://art.busan.go.kr/spaceleeufan/eng/index.jsp

http://art.busan.go.kr/eng/03_display/display02.jsp?amode=view&id=20191007102027311

ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary @ ASEAN Culture House
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary @ ASEAN Culture House

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of Korea-ASEAN dialogue relations in 2019, the ASEAN Culture House will hold a special exhibition titled ASEAN Crafts: From Heritage to the Contemporary. Visitors will be able to see traditional crafts from the countries of ASEAN alongside the works of contemporary ASEAN artists. We invite you to join us in appreciating the aesthetic imagination and creativity of ASEAN’s contemporary craft artworks as well as the artisanal spirit and wisdom of traditional crafts.

○ Period: October 8, 2019 – January 15, 2020

○ Venue: Special Exhibition Gallery, ASEAN Culture House

○ Cost: Free

○ Hours: Tue. – Fri. 10:00am – 6:00pm, Weekend 10:00am – 7:00pm

○ Inquiries: (051)775-2031

○ Directions: 15-minute walk from Exit 2 of Jangsan Station (Metro Line 2)

○ Website: https://www.ach.or.kr/

Chroniclers, Outside of Time @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chroniclers, Outside of Time @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Period: September 11, 2019 – February 2, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

Artists

Sindae Kang, Garam Kim, Jaeoon Rho, Hwayeon Nam, Ho Tzu Nyen, Johann Lurf

Gentil, Gentle: The Advent of a New Community @ Museum of Contemporary Art
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Gentil, Gentle: The Advent of a New Community @ Museum of Contemporary Art

○ Period: September 11, 2019 – February 2, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Free admission

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

 

Artists

Byungjun Kwon, Junguk Yang, Yungyu Kim

Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Hanbok Experience Hall @ BEXCO Auditorium

The Hanbok Hall exhibits hanboks and accessories during the period of the Joseon Dynasty and lets visitors try on various styles of hanboks, including modern designs. Visitors are able to take a photo from the virtual fitting set and then receive a photo of themselves wearing a hanbok, traditional Korean dress, by email.

The Busan Hanbok Hall is located on the first floor of BEXCO auditorium and is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed on Mondays. Admission is free.

The last admission is 30 minutes before closing and is closed during lunch, which is from noon until 1 pm. Groups of more than 10 people need to make a reservation by calling 070-8840-1472.

Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Random International: Out of Control @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

MoCA Busan Special Exhibition

○ Period: August 14, 2019 – January 27, 2020

○ Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art Busan

○ Tickets: 5,000 won for all

○ Hours of Operation:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Directions: Take local bus no. 168, 3, 520, 55, 58, 58-1, 58-2, or 221 and get off at the Museum of Contemporary Art Busan bus stop

○ For more info.: (051)220-7400

○ Website: http://www.busan.go.kr/moca_en/index

 

Artists: Random International (Hannes Koch & Florian Ortkrass)

Rain room, new media installations

Magic Show: Magic Circus @ East Busan Lotte Mall
Dec 27 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Magic Show: Magic Circus @ East Busan Lotte Mall

○ Period: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between April 12 and December 29, 2019

○ Show Times: Friday 10:30/11:50/14:00/15:30, Saturday and Sunday 13:10/14:30/15:50/17:10

○ Venue: East Busan Lotte Mall Exit 8 (across at the outdoor parking lot)

Directions: Walking distance from Donghae Line OSIRIA Station

○ Tickets: 10,000 won for adults, 12,000 won for children aged 15 years or less

○ For more info.: (051)626-7002

 

Magic Circus is a permanent magic performance event for the first time in Korea and is hosted and organized by the City of Busan and the Busan International Magic Festival Organizing Committee.

The magic show will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday between April 12 and December 29, 2019 at the East Busan Lotte Mall. It will be a magical family-oriented event enjoyable for both children and adults.

To promote the opening of the show, ticket prices will be discounted if you bring the magic show pamphlet to the ticket booth in April and May. There is a booth to purchase various magic tools and a trick art photo zone.

 

The 14th Busan International Magic Festival is scheduled to take place from June 25 to June 30 at the Busan Cinema Center and Gunam-ro, Haeundae.

(Website: https://www.hibimf.org/)

https://blog.naver.com/bimf7002 (Korean)

2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival @ Street of Youth, Seomyeon
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival @ Street of Youth, Seomyeon

2019 Seomyeon Tree Festival: In Celebration of the 2019 ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit

○ Period: November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020

○ Venue: Street of Youth in Seomyeon and Jeonpo Café Street

○ Hours of Operation: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

○ Hosted by: Busan Metropolitan City

○ Organized by: Busan Culture & Tourism Organizing Committee

○ For more info.: (051)507-9716

○ Website: https://seomyeon-treefestival.co.kr/ (Korean)

6th Haeundae Lighting Festival @ Gunam-ro and Haeundae Beach
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6th Haeundae Lighting Festival @ Gunam-ro and Haeundae Beach
Period: November 16, 2019 – January 27, 2020

Venue: Around Gunam-ro Haeundae Square and Haeundae Beach

Lighting Ceremony: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Haeundae Beach

Hosted by: Haeundae-gu Office

Featuring various events, including LED lighting show, busking performances and photo zone.

 

Busan Christmas Tree Festival @ Gwangbok-ro
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Busan Christmas Tree Festival @ Gwangbok-ro

○ Period: November 16, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Opening Ceremony Saturday, November 30 at 4:30 p.m., Gwangbok-ro City Spot

○ Venue: around Gwangbok-ro, Jung-gu

○ Website: http://bctf.kr/ (in Korean)

Garden of Light Show @ Haeundae LCT
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Garden of Light Show @ Haeundae LCT

The 2019 Garden of Light Show begins this evening and will commemorate the ASEAN-Korea Summit and the Haeundae Light Festival in Haeundae.

Every evening, guests can enjoy a fantastic atmosphere with special music and a light show to bring more holiday spirit to the city.

The event will take place three times a day at 6 pm, 7 pm, and 8 pm.

Event Information

Period: November 18, 2019-January 20, 2020

Place: Small Park Square in front of Haeundae LCT

Program: Beautiful light garden, White snow effect show, laser beam light show

Phantom of the Opera World Tour @ Dream Theatre
Dec 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Phantom of the Opera World Tour @ Dream Theatre

○ Period: Friday, December 13- Sunday, February 9, 2020

Closed on Mondays

○ Venue: Dream Theatre

○ Time: Tue. – Fri. 7:30 p.m./ Weekends and holidays 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Jan. 8, Jan. 15 3:00 p.m.

○ Age recommendation: ages 8 and older

○ Running Time: 150 minutes

○ Tickets: VIP-seat 170,000 won, R-seat 140,000 won, S-seat 110,000 won, A-seat 90,000 won, B-seat 60,000 won

○ Website: https://www.dreamtheatre.co.kr/Performance/Performance/Detail?num=17

 

○ Phone: 1833-3755

○ How to get there:

Metro Line 2 Busan Int’l Finance Center∙Busan Bank Station, Exit 3 then a 3-minute walk or Metro Line 1 Beomnaegol Station, Exit 4 then about a 9-minute walk.

Dec
28
Sat
Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Buddhist Art of Myanmar @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020

Opening Ceremony November 18, 2019 at 16:00, Busan Museum

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

An Invitation to the Buddhist Art of Myanmar

Myanmar is predominately a Buddhist nation where the majority of its people follow the teachings of Buddha. The vast diversity in ethnicity, language, and lifestyle converges into the grand river of Buddhism wherein people come together.

The life of the Buddha characterized by eons of merit-making provided fertile material for the exquisite Buddhist art in Myanmar. The Buddhist commitment to accruing karma through acts of charity and self-sacrifice in everyday life has persisted in the lives of people in Myanmar.

The exhibition will be a special opportunity for you to explore Myanmar’s Buddhist artwork, which is full of religious devotion and fascinating narratives.

Pre-opening ceremony

Invitational lecture

Monday, November 18, 2019, 13:30

“What is Myanmar?” by Professor Park Jang-sik, Dong-A University

“History of Myanmar Culture” by Deputy Director Ye Myat Aung, Taung Gyi Cultural Museum

Pre-Opening Performance

Monday, November 18, 2019 15:40

 

Opening Ceremony

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019, 16:00

Location: Main Lobby of Exhibition Venue

Fish Market – The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fish Market - The exhibition where the ocean and the table connect @ Korea National Maritime Museum

2019 Special Exhibition of Korean National Maritime Museum

○ Period: July 9 – December 31, 2019

○ Venue: Korea National Maritime Museum

○ Opening Hours (closed on Mondays)

9am-6pm (Tuesdays through Fridays)

9am-9pm (Saturdays)

9am-7pm (Sundays and holidays)

○ Free admission

○ Website: http://www.knmm.or.kr/eng/main/main.aspx

○ For more info.: 051)309-1900

 

https://www.knmm.or.kr/Menu02_Exhibition/exhibition_02_view.aspx?str5=4&fld_seq=61

https://blog.naver.com/museum4you/221580659614

Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Five Hundred Arhats of Changnyeongsa Temple Site: Reflection of Our Hearts @ Busan Museum

○ Period: November 28, 2019 – February 29, 2020

○ Venue: Busan Museum

○ Opening Hours:

Tue, Wed, Thu and Sun 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

(Closed every Monday and January 1)

○ Free admission

○ For more info.: (051)610-7145

 

On display are 50 sculptures of arhats from the ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do, ROK.

The ruins of Changnyeongsa Temple in Yeongwol, Gangwon-do Province, are where the sculptures of arhats, believed to be 500 years old, were first discovered in 2001. In Buddhism, an arhat, or nahan in Korean, is someone who has attained enlightenment and can enter nirvana.

The innovative space for this exhibition was designed and created in collaboration with contemporary artist Kim Seung-young.

Previously, the exhibition was successfully held at Chuncheon National Museum in Aug. 2018 and the National Museum of Korea in Apr. 2019, and was well received by a large number of visitors.

Lighthouse – The Light of a Thousand Years, Fingerprint of Light @ Korea National Maritime Museum
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lighthouse - The Light of a Thousand Years, Fingerprint of Light @ Korea National Maritime Museum

Period: December 3, 2019 – March 1, 2020

Venue: Korea National Maritime Museum

Free admission

Opening Hours (closed on Mondays)

9 am – 6 pm — Tuesday through Friday

9 am – 9 pm — Saturday

9 am – 7 pm — Sunday and holidays

Website (Korean)

2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
2019 Polar Experience Expo @ Busan Marine Natural History Museum

The “2019 Polar Experience Expo” will be held at the Busan Marine Natural History Museum from November 21 to December 29.

The polar region is the last unexplored place on earth, and now it is growing in importance not only in scientific research but also in international relations, beyond the era of challenge and pioneering.

Starting with the relationship between the polar and humanity, this exhibition also presents polar life, research supplies, and polar relics, which are hard to come across. Participants are expected to discover the impact of polar regions on our lives and their new values.

The exhibition will provide information on the natural environment of the polar region, flora and fauna of the polar region, scientific research in the polar regions, and information on cooperation among nations centered on the polar regions and polar pioneers.

Audiovisual experience programs such as the operation of a laboratory, a polar movie theater and it consists of hands-on classrooms for various experiences such as ice-breaking, board games, penguin games, underwater drones, and making polar eco-bags.

In particular, during the exhibition period, polar commentators of the Polar Ocean Future Forum will stay in the exhibition hall and provide visitors with polar commentary services to help visitors to relax.

The opening ceremony will be held at 4 pm on November 21st. Participation is through pre-registration and can be submitted by email (araonday@daum.net).

In addition, at 11 am every Saturday during the experience exhibition, the ‘People’s Polar Course invited by the Institute of Polar Research Institute’ will be held.