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Gyeonggi Museum of Art
Korea

경기도미술관은 경기도가 설립하고 경기문화재단이 운영하는 도립 현대미술관입니다. 2006년 10월말 개관한 이래 경기도미술관은 동시대 미술 발전에 기여하고 도민들의 문화 향수권을 신장한다는 도립 미술관으로서의 미션에 충실하고자 노력하고 있습니다.

이러한 미션을 달성하기 위하여 경기도미술관은 양대 과제를 설정하고 있는데, 하나는 지역성과 세계성을 아우르는 일, 다른 하나는 대중성과 전문성을 조화시키는 일입니다. 한편으로는 지역성에 기초하면서도 편협한 지역주의를 탈피하는 세계적 정신으로, 다른 한편으로는 전문적이면서도 대중적 소통이 가능한 특화된 프로그램의 개발과 운용으로 도민들이 자긍심을 가질 수 있는 세계적인 미술관이 되고자 합니다.  

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