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Trickeye Museum


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Trickeye Museum | 트릭아이미술관

Trickeye Museum offers visitors a unique opportunity to actually become a part of the art on display. Using the technique of trompe l’oeil (“deceive the eye” in French), famous works of art have been fabricated to create the optical illusion that the objects in the images on flat surfaces appear three-dimensional. Many of them have props or features added to make them more comical. You can enter the picture you used to only watch and become the subject of Renoir’s Dance at Bougival, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and a rather chubby replica of Michelangelo’s David. The museum is a place to have some silly juvenile fun, and perhaps learn a little bit about art. Trickeye particularly stands out in the Hongdae neighborhood, which is known for its art scene ranging from vibrant murals and street performers to a slew of interesting exhibits.


Across the alleyway from the museum is a Korean eatery that offers bossam 보쌈, steamed pork for wrapping in lettuce, sesame leaf, or cabbage leaf. A combination of seasonings and additives, like a bean paste-based condiment, salted shrimp extract, and garlic toppings, will add extra flavor to suit your taste buds.

On your way to the museum, you may feel tempted to pick up some of the trendiest clothes and other fashion items in town. The street leading to the museum is dotted with dozens of stores run by young entrepreneurs and amateur designers.

The neighborhood is arguably the hottest destination in town for indie music fans, clubbers, and energetic entertainment seekers. Stick around and check out nearby art galleries, theaters, or cafés in the area until the night kicks into action.

10am–9pm, every day Adults: 13,000 won, Youth: 11,000 won, Children (3 years old and younger): Free
T. 02-3144-6300, www.trickeye.com
(357-1 Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul | 서울시 마포구 서교동 357-1)

Hongik Univ. Station 홍대입구역 (Line 2, A’REX Line), Exit 9

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