An abundance of museums makes Jeju a paradise for art lovers — Korea Joongang Daily

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— Jeju used to be called “samdado,” which literally means “an island of three abundances” – referring to the abundance of stones, wind and women on the island. Now people in the art world jokingly say it should be called “sadado” or “an island of four abundances” to include the many art museums that have sprung up on the island. According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the island had 19 modern or contemporary art museums as of 2018, in addition to 62 museums for artifacts. Most of the art museums were set up within the past ten years, transforming Jeju into an “island of art.” …

July 19, 2019


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