The Pulitzer Prize Exhibition is being held at the Daejeon Museum of Art. The exhibition limits the number of visitors to 200 every hour to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Parking is free of charge for three hours, so you can take your time and look around.
The cool fountain at the entrance creates a wonderful view. Even if it's not an exhibition, I think it'd be nice to come for a light walk.
Trauma: Pulitzer Prize Photo Exhibition Information
Exhibition period: July 6, 2021 (Tue) - September 26, 2021 (Sun).
Closed: Every Monday
Opening time is from 10 am to 7 pm (6 pm)
Price: 15,000 won for adults.
Inquiries about the exhibition 042-270-7370.
The Daejeon Museum of Art is exhibiting pictures of the Pulitzer Prize, which attracted 600,000 viewers in Seoul. In particular, works that won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize are being released for the first time in Daejeon.
As soon as you enter the museum, you can see Baek Nam-joon's work. It is a magnificent appearance that catches the attention of people entering to match the reputation of being called the face of the Daejeon Museum of Art.
You can pay for the ticket you booked online from the unmanned ticket machine on the left. If you contact the counter next to the unmanned ticket machine, you can rent the audio guide for the Pulitzer Prize photo exhibition. You can leave your ID card and pay 3,000 won for the rental fee.
1st and 2nd exhibition halls [Shooting the Pulitzer – Yesterday]
The photo exhibition is exhibited hourly from 1942 to 2021 when the Pulitzer Prize photography division was newly established. It contains the development history of photography technology from low-pixel to high-pixel, making it another viewing point.
You can't take pictures of exhibition works. The exhibition had many rather shocking photos to match the named trauma. There are many photos related to wars, disasters, and terrorism in modern and contemporary history around the world.
If you come out after viewing in order, you will find a souvenir shop. They are selling brochures and postcards containing the contents of the exhibition.
3 and 4 exhibition halls [15 minutes - Today and Tomorrow]
The 3rd and 4th exhibition halls next to souvenirs present modern art under the theme of Today and Tomorrow.
You can take pictures here, but flash is prohibited.
These are foods from brands that modern people often eat, such as fast food and alcohol.
You can see Andy Warhol's Campbell Soup can. Andy Warhol left a quote saying, "In the future, everyone will enjoy fame for 15 minutes.“
"We are having the time of our lives.“
Unlike photographs that convey messages most intuitively, modern art is often at a loss on how to interpret it. The moment you need a docent, you can easily find an explanation of the work with a cell phone.
If you turn on the cell phone camera function and put the lens in the QR code under the name of the work, you will automatically find a link to the website. Once clicked, an explanation of the work appears.
You can watch it until September 26th, so I recommend you not to miss it during the exhibition period.
Reporter : Kang Sun-jae (Daejeon Social Media Reporter)