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An English Teacher in Korea Goes To The Trick Art Museum

Posted on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 @ 10:17 AM

As a teacher in South Korea, there are plenty of places to choose from in Seoul when you don't have anything planned for the weekend. Now that I teach on Saturdays, it's pretty much impossible to travel anywhere far. The good news is that this is the perfect chance to explore Seoul even more. I decided to call up a couple of my friends and check out the famous Trick Art Museum.

Trick Art Museum is a museum full of optical illusion art. This is one place where you don't want to forget your camera. The art pieces are humorous and even put a twist to some classic art pieces. If you stand next to them, you can become part of the art!

Do you recognize any of these pieces?

I don't want to spoil the whole museum, but I do want to share one more picture:

There are staff walking around to help you with pictures so all of your friends can become part of the art!

When you are finished goofing around the museum, head over to the cafe area to enjoy a snack or as I did, create a masterpiece! You can buy these blank figures for 5000Won and you can decorate it any way you like. The museum provides you with markers and other tools, so all you have to do is color!

Trick Art Museum has many locations including Daegu and Jeju Island. The one in Seoul is located near HongIk University (also known as Hongdae). Just take the green line (Line 2) to Hongdae station and take exit 9. Link

If you are looking for a relaxing and creative weekend, I highly recommend you to check out this museum. DON'T FORGET YOUR CAMERA!



 Teach in South Korea!

Aeri Park has had a multicultural history taking her from Seoul to Buenos Aires to Atlanta and back again. She graduated Emory University in 2008 and wanted to experience the culture of the place she was born. Aeri arrived in Suwon in 2010 and is now enjoying her second year teaching for Chungdahm in Pyeongchon. So far she has most enjoyed the food, fashion, and never ending list of places to explore. Follow Aeri to see where she goes!


Tags: a year in Korea, museum, friends in Korea, museums

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