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Art in Munhyeon


An exhibition on the works of cartoonist, illustrator and children's literature writer Quentin Blake, perhaps best known for his illustrations of books by Roald Dahl, will be held July 7 through Sept. 30 at Busan Citizens Hall in Munhyeon-dong (neighborhood). 

Born in London in 1932, Blake has illustrated well over 300 books and has received numerous honors for his contributions to children's literature. These include the coveted international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2002, the highest recognition available to creators of children's books. Other honors include the Kate Greenaway Award for Mister Magnolia, in 1980, the Kurt Maschler Award for All Join In in 1990 and  the Eleanor Farjeon Award in November 2012, an award recognizing outstanding commitment and contribution to the world of British children's books. Blake has been given numerous honorary titles, as well, including the designation of Knight Bachelor in the 2013 British New Year Honors for his services to illustration. 

-Admission: 8,000 for adults, 3,000 for elementary, middle and high school students. Free for non-school aged children and the disabled. 

-Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily. Last entry at 7 p.m. 

-How to get there: Munhyeon Station (Metro line 2), exit 3. Walk straight. Cross the bridge to find the rear of Busan Citizens Hall.