Gallery 5 offers a space for special exhibitions. Currently on view is The Charm of Buddhist Art with the Sentiments of Life, showcasing works from the museum’s collection highlighting the extraordinary splendor of Korean Buddhist art.
The exhibition presents Buddhist art objects that have
survived through the period of Japanese occupation and the Korean War, so as to
provide a comprehensive understanding of the cycle of life and death of the
Korean people, including the afterlife.
The gallery covers more than 600 square meters and it
is six meters in height. It has been designed in such a manner as to be most
sufficient to accommodate three-dimensional exhibitions utilizing the high
walls. This exhibition, taking advantage of the gallery space with extraordinary
tall ceiling heights, highlights the grandeur of the Buddhist artworks.
From the rooftop, visitors can enjoy splendid views of
the southern seas of Seogwipo City and the Sanbangsan Mountain.