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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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  • 雨天未能到處走 這裡展品不算多 但好看 若你不是特別喜歡購物 來首爾就去博物館逛逛吧 在附近餐廳吃了個中華炒飯也不錯的  more »
  • This a museum of modern art, so if you enjoy a more realistic style, this isn't for you. Took the subway and then walked about 10-15 minutes to get here. Hangangin station I believe, exit 10. Once you...  more »
  • It was a cold day in Seoul (minus degrees) and the 4 of us decided to take the taxi from Myeongdong to the Leeum Samsung museum. The fare was fairly reasonable and is less than 5000 won (US$4.15) and ...  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.