Gwangju Museum of Art

GMA first opened its doors on August 1, 1992, and since that day, it has made a special purpose of preserving what Gwangju stands for. Every exhibition that comes through the museum places special emphasis on the theme of social justice. The curators at GMA work to bring socially conscious art work to the museum to reflect the themes that Gwangju is known for: art and human rights.

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The Freedom Writers

He catches the attention of the cheerful international student with photos of his work on the side of a train. He brings two other things to their art class: an exact reproduction of his train work on a plank of rough old wood for demonstration, and an infectious enthusiasm.

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The Return of a Stolen Book

The return of 266 Chosun Dynasty Ritual Books (Oegyeyanggak Uigwe) from France is cause for celebration, as the books record the various activities of the Emperors and royal courts, from coronations and funerals, to the details of the work to build a new palace through words and beautiful artwork (banchado).

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