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Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
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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  • We were given a 1/2 off discount (not sure why!) for all of the exhibits when we went (a Tuesday morning) and we thoroughly enjoyed the art. Spent about 1.5-2hrs with 4 young kids. The current special...  read more »
  • The museum buildings and landscape are worth mentioning for their artistic styling and interest. Rent an audio guide which syncs up with the exhibits as you wander around looking. The museum is minima...  read more »
  • Don't leave Seoul without having visited this museum. The complex consists of three distinct buildings integrated and interconnected. What is called 1 Museum was designed by Mario Botta and exhibits on various floors a beautiful ancient Korean art collection. The Museum 2 was created by Jean Nouvel and is dedicated to contemporary art is international with a fantastic presentation of Korean works. 3 museum dedicated to temporary exhibitions was designed by Rem Koolhaas. Plan not less than three hours for the visit. Permission to photograph. Easily accessible by Metro, like everything in Seoul, Hangangjin stop. Closed on Mondays is open from 10.30 to 17.30 with entry of 10,000 WON
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  • A very contemp museum love the design n collection, espeicially who loves architecture sld not miss. ₩12000 one day pass. The coffee theres nice too.
  • I like the museum build by Jean Nouvel. But also sad about the Rem Koolhaas's is close for the next exhibition. Its great to see the art and architectures.
  • Loved the museum, great architectural building. Rem Koolhaas designed the building as if you were coming out of a space ship when in the escalator. The mixture between contemporary and historical art has a fine mixture in this museum. Can recommend the visit, a nice change with all similar looking museums.
  • The best art collection in Korea. The museum is set in a beautiful landscape, the exhibition spaces are phenomenal, all the details are well-thought out. It's always a wonderful experience visiting the museum.
  • Wonderful museum. Though I did not be into the museum. But the outside garden is quite nice enough.
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