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Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

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One of Korea's leading art establishments, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art boasts an expansive collection of both contemporary and traditional artworks. Opened in 2004, the museum features two key areas spread across three modern buildings. Immerse yourself in traditional Korean masterpieces in Museum 1, where four floors house paintings, ceramics, Buddhist art, and numerous other items marking the progression of the country's cultural legacy. Museum 2 exhibits international artists like Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol. Lockers are available on site, as well as a European-style cafe. The outdoor sculpture park offers a quiet place to relax. Plan to visit Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art during your Seoul vacation using our convenient Seoul trip itinerary maker.
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  • 2-I am in my husband and visited by two people. Myeong-dong from less than 10 minutes by taxi. Cafe located next to the ticket counter is 10 a.m., but appreciation of works of art from 10:30, so before putting your luggage locker, Japan Japanese guidance equipment to obtain (or one is free) was admitted in the same. Our interest was in China, but older ones are exhibited in various instruments dating back to the 12th century is in superb condition, is a sight to see. Tired to waste so much especially professional in the field who can watch at a time have been few. And take plenty of space between each exhibit, like lighting and display case are great and can appreciate your point by point. Also displayed the machine's guidance have been recorded in Japan, a perfect, but (probably) is pronounced as the location of the Korean peninsula in Korea, Chinese script was useful. This time, in front of the Seoul visit in Taipei, National Palace Museum but was classical architecture style of the 1960s. On the other hand, use star architects of Italy and France, which opened in 2004, leeum, will make excited building structures. I thought good, including boutique located on the entrance floor of Tin. I think this lunch time due to the appreciation of modern art was friendly, but if you have a chance next time, wants to revisit us. Located on a hill actually walked about 10 minutes from the Grand Hyatt Hotel, at about 8,000 yen (alcohol is extra) sea views a buffet until Italy cuisine and sushi. It was a fun day enjoying the food is salty and pungent flavor congratulations on coming up with plenty of Korea, talked about the impression of the Museum of fine arts.
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  • The museum has two houses, Korean traditional objects are being exhibited in museum 1, while museum 2 is dedicated to modern and contemporary arts. There are quite a few pieces in museum 1 being liste...  more »
  • This is my 3rd time here in 3 years, and probably last The 2 permanent exhibitions are always the same and the temporary exhbibits are few and far in between. I enjoy the rothko, giocometti, hitst, wa...  more »
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  • I thought this was the best museum in Seoul. Unlike the larger ones, it's collection is smaller, however it is displayed much better than the others. The building itself is beautiful and each gallery looks like a future concept of what a gallery would look like. My personal interest was the Korean traditional art and there was a great collection. The audio guide is an absolute must- it's only 1,000 won and works extremely well, starting an audio clip for whichever piece you're stood next to, without having to constantly type in numbers, so you can just leave it hanging around your neck and not touch it for the whole gallery. The gallery is owned by Samsung and the use of tech is excellent. You can spin objects around on a screen, zoom into details on your audio guide and as mentioned before, audio will play when you move near a piece, giving you a quick summary of the piece. Highly recommended!
  • This is really a very modern and beautiful museum. The highlight of the collection for me when I visited was Olafur Eliasson's The Parliament of Possibilities exhibition with Rainbow Assembly as the star. The main exhibitions showcase various modern arts by Korean and international artists at the Museum 2, in addition to the Korean more traditional arts such as ceramics and caligraphy at Museum 1.
  • Fantastic museum, combining important artworks from around the world (modern and contemporary) with historical Korean artworks, all in three striking architectural structures by three leading architects of our time. Modern and contemporary collection is very exciting and can be considered a catalog for today's "established" art. Permanent public installations and the dialogue of the buildings with the artworks are worth noting.
  • Great gallery, love the overall atmosphere! Recently went to the OLAFUR ELIASSON exhibition. Loved it!!
  • Excellent architecture, well-designed exhibition space and friendly service. They provide free audioguides in English (and other languages) as well as lockers for belongings. One of the best museums I've been to and it's not too crowded.