The Museum SAN_

Disconnect to Connect

The Museum SAN

It is a museum located peacefully in a beautiful natural city, Wonju. Museum SAN is named after the first letters of Space, Art, and Nature. It was opened in 2013 after starting construction with Ando Tadao’s design and finishing works by James Turrell, an artist of light and space. Some choose meditation on their own at the art museum, because of the mysterious design that captures the lines and texture of nature, and the changing colors of the four seasons.

Ando Tadao 

 

People who enjoy their own meditation are often spotted in empty spaces in every corner of the building where they have their own uses. Reflecting such needs of visitors, the museum asked Ando Tadao to design it again last year, putting a small, dome-shaped meditation center inside the museum’s “mountain.” This combination goes well with Museum SAN, which is full of static enemies like a monastery.

The Meditation hall which is created with concrete material

Triangular sky

After you step into the meditation hall, you can put everything down, stick to the floor and you meet a small window somewhere in the ceiling that you can see up. Close your eyes quietly and feel the time as if it had stopped. When you leave your mind to the sound of the wind, the sound of birds, open your mouth and tell your stories. Meditation is another way to visit yourself in the nature.

Terrace of the Museum SAN near a cafe

After the meditation, the Museum SAN will face us with another air. In many parts of the building, harmony with nature is found, and people can see even a tiny thing with empty mindness. Works on the walls harmonize with the museum’s body, drawing a richer appreciation. The main building, which is connected with square, triangular, and circular spaces, offers a glimpse of the architect’s philosophy of connecting the earth to the sky and people. When you need a break from busy lives, visit this place full of nature in all seasons. You will be able to regain the “power” of living your daily life in the great nature and art. 

 

CF for Maxim KANU Coffee, Actor Gong Yoo_

 

How to go ?

Since it is far from Seoul, it will be a bit of a hassle for travelers to travel without cars. 

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Address 

260, Oak valley 2-gil, Jijeong-myeon, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do

 

Opening Hours

Museum 10:00 ~ 18:00

James Turrell 10:30 ~ 17:30

Meditation 10:45 ~ 17:15

*last admission : Museum 17:00
*James Turrell 17:00 (In Winter Season)

 

Admission Fee

Division Adults Students Preschool children
Museum 18,000 won 10,000 won Free
Outdoor Garden + Paper Museum + Art Museum
Meditation 28,000 won 18,000 won
(12:45 only)
No admittance
Outdoor Garden + Paper Museum + Art Museum + Meditation
James Turrell 28,000 won 18,000 won Free
(15:00 only)
Outdoor Garden + Paper Museum + Art Museum + James Turrell
Integrated ticket 38,000 won 26,000 won James Turrell : Free(15:00 only)
Meditation hall : No admittance
Outdoor Garden + Paper Museum + Art Museum + James Turrell + Meditation

 

* Group of over 20people could get 20% discount and need to make a Reservation before 7 days.
  ( No discount on weekends and public holidays)

* Separate admission to James Turrell is not possible

 

Exhibition Guide

Weekday Saturday Sunday/Public Holiday
11:00 Architecture

13:00 Paper galley
13:30 Cheongjo gallery

14:00 Architecture
        Curator Tour (on Wed)

11:00 Architecture

13:00 Paper galley
13:30 Cheongjo gallery

14:00 Architecture

15:00 Paper galley
15:30 Cheongjo gallery

11:00 Architecture

13:00 Paper galley
13:30 Cheongjo gallery

14:00 Curator Tour

15:00 Paper galley
15:30 Cheongjo gallery

* Exhibition Guide Takes

– 1 Hour : Architecture Tour / Curator Tour (Paper+Art+Garden)

– 30mins : Paper/Art Guide

 

* Do not offer English guide

* Tour can be canceled or changed its time by weather