Youngeun Museum 2000
The contemporary museum is located on a wooded hillside overlooking the porcelain-producing town of Kwangju. It features a two-story barrel-vaulted lobby and four galleries, one of which is devoted to the tradition-based ceramics and ink paintings. Nearby on the landscaped grounds are five additional studios for artist who create sculptures and installations, as well as a dormitory-style residence building for Artists-in-Residency and a shed housing wood-fire kilns. This "eco-museum" seeks to engage the natural environments through such features as glass wall facing a bamboo garden. While accommodating complex programs, the museum serves the community as the art and cultural center.