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Tim Burton
Tim Burton
- 2012-12-12 ~ 2013-04-14
- Seoul Museum of Art /main building
- General Admission (Private: KRW 12,000 / Groups: KRW 10,000) (People aged 19-64 ) Students (Private: KRW 10,000 / Groups: KRW 8,000) (Teens aged 13-18) Children (Private: KRW 8,000 / Groups: KRW 6,000) (Children aged 7-12) Special Category KRW 5,000 (Senior citizens above 65 years of age, disabled (from levels 4-6) / Preschool children (4-6 years of age), Persons of national merit and their family, Persons of distinguished services to independence and their family, Persons wounded or killed for the just cause and their family) Special Discount: 20% off the general admission fee (special category tickets not included)
Additional Events:
Screening of Tim Burton’s Short Movies
Organizers and sponsors:
Co-hosted by: Seoul Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Hyundai Card
Organized by: GnC Media
The Seoul Museum of Art has put together a series of work by international film director Tim Burton to celebrate the Christmas season. Movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Alice in Wonderland have made Burton a household name all around the world. He is well known for seamlessly combining fantasy with reality with a dash of dark humor. His movies have attracted a cult following and earned him a reputation as a true artist. This exhibition will feature 862 of his works including drawings, paintings, short films, sculptures, music and costumes that have been used in the making of his feature-length movies.

The exhibition is divided into three parts. The first part, titled Surviving Burbank covers his younger years from 1958 to 1976. He was born Timothy Walter Burton in Burbank, California, United States. He was an introvert with a wild imagination that often gave birth to unique creations. The second, Beautifying Burbank, covers the years 19777 to 1984 including his time with Cal Arts and Walt Disney. Most of his work in that period was based on his fascination with childhood fantasies, inspiring the wacky but humorous Tim Burton characters that many of us recognize today. The last segment of the exhibition, Beyond Burbank, covers his most productive years from 1985 to the present. This is the period in which he created the great movies that made him world famous.