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Enjoy autumn days with art during 2019 Korea Art Week

Arirang News
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4개월 전|조회수 219회
Time now for our "Life & Info" segment...where we focus on information useful for your everyday life.
It's Thursday,... so we are going to focus on culture and the arts in South Korea.
To introduce some fun events that are on the horizon, we have our Lee Min-sun in the studio for us.
Hi, Min-sun.

Hi Mark, today I'm going to introduce some events that are suitable for the fall season.
It's almost 2019 Korea Art Week, which is a two-week long program run by the culture ministry and Korea Arts Management Service, to give people more access to art works like paintings, installation art and video art.
Korea Art Week has been held every year since 2015 and this year it will run from September 25th, next Wednesday to October 9th.
The event was organized to encourage people to get closer to the arts and enjoy them. This year's event has two themes which are 'Let's go to art galleries' and 'Let's buy art pieces'. Let's hear from the organizer.

"Korea Art Week aims to make art more accessible and hopes to improve people's quality of life through an understanding and enjoyment of art and communication with art. Previous events focused on exchanges and networking among artists, but this year we have shifted our focus to encourage visitors' participation and enjoyment."

During the two weeks, 258 art museums and galleries across the country will take part and provide discounted admission and various programs to invite more visitors to enjoy the arts.
The main branch and three other branches of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art will offer free admission and other art galleries will offer discounts of between 20 to 50 percent.
Museums will also offer sideline events called 'Night at the Museum' ranging from music performances, film screenings as well as cooking or craft making classes.

"In addition to free admissions to our museums, we'll offer various different things, including a novel reading event, an outdoor marketplace and a classical music performance. Since it's autumn, I hope many people enjoy art week."

Sounds like a good chance to check out some of South Korea's many art galleries if you haven't been to one yet. What would you say are the highlights of Korea Art Week?

The signature program is the art travel program.
A total of 12 art travel programs are offered in eight cities, including Seoul, Daejeon, Cheongju and Busan.
Participants can check out several art galleries in a single day.
This was the most popular program during last year's art week, so the organizers doubled the size of the program and extended the area to include regional cities beyond Seoul and Gyeonggi-do province.
Four tours in Seoul and two in Daegu and Busan are offered as walking tours and these are free of charge.
Six others are bus tour programs and will cost you between 2,000 won to 10,000 won a person, which is only around 2 to 8 U.S. dollars.
Tour programs are offered at different sites and dates so make sure to check art week

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