You'll need to take Northern Coastal Highway, which is a part of the Provincial Highway 2, in order to get to Ju-Ming Museum.
Pay close attention to the road signs between the most bustling areas of Shih-men and Jin-shan.
For small passenger cars, you will need to make a turn to go uphill once you see the sign at the 39.7 kilometer stone on Provincial Highway 2; buses will need to make the turn to go uphill at the 34.8 kilometer stone.
The art museum occupies as large as 11 hectares. Sculptor Ju-ming initially wanted to look for a place to store his large creative works.
To his surprise, he ended up establishing the largest outdoor art museum in Taiwan.
The park was built on the hills. Situated between 165 and 185 meters above sea level, it allows you to view the Jin-shan sea scenery from a distance.
There are mostly outdoor spaces in the park. The total exhibit area is about eight thousand square meters, which is approximately the size of eleven soccer fields. It requires a bit of stamina to finish the tour.
Once you see these interesting creations inside the park, it means that you can take a break and sit down to enjoy some tea, coffee and desserts.
Familiarize yourself with the park prior to visiting.
There is a service center, and an information wall presenting you with ways to go about visiting.
There is a cafe inside the center. It's quite a treat to sit down to drink some beverages and smell the coffee aroma in the art space.
No worries about children getting bored, they can experience the aesthetic engagement with the sculptural art in the children's learning center "A Little Bit More Art Laboratory."
Hidden behind the shadow and wooden entrance, the restroom is as beautiful as a work of art.
Downstairs are the first and second exhibit halls. At the time of our visit, the exhibits use local scenery as the main theme.
For instance, there are Bayan, and Bamboo Mountain in Yangmingshan.
The Sports Square displays various sporty creations.
Continue walking forward, and there is Children's Art Center.
The art museum puts strong emphasis on parent-child education. There is also a Children's Rhythm Classroom.
It fosters children's ability to appreciate art at a young age and teaches them how to make their own creations through activities hosted by the camp.
There is the Tai-chi Square.
There is the Main Art Museum.
There is the Living World Square.
There is the Loving Mother Monument.
There is the Science Park.
There is the Art Exchange Area.
Finally, you can get back to the service center through the Art Corridor.
Ju-ming is the top sculptor in Taiwan after the war. He inherited the master sculptor Yang Ing-feng's talent.
Ju-ming spent twelve years and his entire fortune building this art museum, allowing us to witness the innovative ideas of contemporary art in Taiwan.
Coming out of the exhibit hall, you can see his most abundant artwork, which is the Three Armed Services from Living World Series.
There are designated exhibit areas.
You can also see soldiers in different postures along the way.
The sculptures range across various styles and armed services.
Especially at the Living World Square by the Main Art Museum, there are large Navy and Air Force sculptures, which are just magnificent!
Hidden amidst the hills, the art museum seems to be guarded by spiritual force imbued with aesthetics.
Ju-ming's most renowned works come from the Tai-chi Series. The Tai-chi Square here is an eye opener.
There are various sculpting materials such as cement, steel and even bronze symbolizing the reputation of Tai-chi.
Coming here, you can admire this artwork series in a way similar to how Ju-ming described it: "Listen to the seasonal changes and immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape of Tai-chi."
The Living World Series inside the Main Art Museum allows you to see the new style recently developed by Ju-ming: Painted Wood.
From the entrance to the museum inside, you can readily see the Painted Wood Collection brimming with allure .
Ju-ming Art Museum won a Japanese art award. Juries described the art museum as: "The healing of the 21st century through the dialogue among mountains, oceans and the sky."
You should spend some time visiting this art museum and feeling the true power in that praise.