Whanki Museum Special Exhibition
WHANKI’S GRAND TOUR ‘Paris Correspondence’

KIM Whanki has a chance to reflect on his identity and the nature of art through the “Grand Tour” to Paris in 1956-59.

He encounters the masters of modern art in person and finds his way forward. There he realizes that in order to become a global art, he must contain songs from his essence and sole uniqueness above all else. In this process, the longing for pottery and traditional objects that are cherished in his homeland establishes as his identity of art. The original formative language tirelessly created by the convergence of Korean traditions and national culture such as jars, plum blossoms, deer, birds, and mountain walls painted by sacré-cœur on the other side of the world, was completed with the art philosophy of “poetic spirit.”


2021. 04. 1 - 2021. 09. 05


Adult 15,000 won
Student (under 19) 7,500 won
Senior (65 and over with ID) 7,500 won
  • Discount – Artist Passcard 20% / Culture Day 30%
  • Free – Welfare Cardholder / Preschool Child (under 7, accompanied by a guardian) / ICOM Card Holder
  • Group – 12,000 won (Applicable if there are more than 20 people / telephone reservation are required)

[Precautions before entering]

  • Those who do not wear a mask are not allowed to enter.
  •  Children under the age of 7 must hold the guidance’s hand during the visit.