by Byung Hwa Yoo, Goyang city, Gyeonggi province, Korea
foreground garden of the museum - Centro Cultural de American Latina Y Museo, pencil, watercolor, 39 x 27 cm
inside scene at the gallery of Latin countries' traditional costume,
pen, watercolor, 27 x 39 cm
one of the exhibited clothes, pen, watercolor, 27.5 x 17.5 cm
entrance of sculpture park, pencil, watercolor, 39 x 27 cm
exhibition hall of cathedral church, charcoal, 39 x 27 cm
Last month I visited Centro Cultural de American Latina Y Museo located at Goyang city, north of Seoul. The museum was founded by the former ambassador Lee Bok-hyeong who had served as diplomat in Latin American countries for 30 years. He and his wife collected lots of precious works to establish a museum. It's said that such kind of museum about Latin America is the only one in Asia.
The place was very beautiful with calm atmosphere. The garden was managed well with green lawn balanced with red brick buildings. There were art museum, religion building, sculpture park, and so on. Shiny weather added the pleasure to walk here and there seeing the sculptures in garden. I could appreciate lots of exotic goods such as ring, bracelet, wallets, and crafts in souvenir shop too.
At that time there was a special exhibition of the clothes and textiles of those countries' traditional wearings. I sketched two there. I could finish using watercolors because the inside was not busy with visitors. I'd like to go and to sketch more about exhibited masks later.