Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

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#8 of 355 in Museums in South Korea
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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  • August 18, 2017
    Very very nice beautiful building collections beautiful organization... just a little hard to find. The Museum is located in a street that starts from the main street on the hill from the metro station. . Not very fine arrow
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  • August 14, 2017
    A bit of a walk form metro stop. We were a bit disappointed by the works on display consisting of traditional art works and modern art. Spent under an hour here  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Our couples not subject to the discount (accompanied by an infant) per 10,000 won-a-watch mark permanent exhibition to hang up. No. 1 (Oriental classical art) from the fourth floor to start watching, ' when you say ' the only contemporary art leeum were thinking after one of my kicks, it was right to feel. Considering the significant amount of Korean Celadon, white porcelain of high level, section, Kim Hong-do of the concubine, the mind is calm, you can feel the weight of 2,000 years. Hiding in the Woods and Mark Rothko and this Oriental Alberto Giaccometti's work is reminiscent of the sense of joy. You will use the stroller a circular staircase connecting the ground floor, and the breath of the Orient the discussions came to me felt awkward feeling Ah but (famous for its Museum of the West feel like Ryu), the exhibition has its own configuration and information was moved. No. 1 seeded No. 2 in the chest tube to impress obtained from (Western and Asian contemporary art). The second Pavilion, 1 tube did not receive as much of the impact, in the Eastern and Western worlds of contemporary art seems to have been well tuned. If you have a dual-Sub Kim, ventilation, Park SEO-Bo, Korea modern art and Damien Hirst, Francis Bacon, Willem De Kooning, Jean Dubuffet, Basquiat, etc. Jean-Michel a wide range of modern and contemporary art, the West could encounter. A collection of quality Western art exhibition (Collection), getting difficult in Korea, he seems to be a thirst was an oasis. Personally, the ones that are related to the collection of souvenir shops, no neckties, wallets, etc, but by having a collection of generic product to sell and display alone is very good. In Korea where you can see the exhibition is so intensive so far seems to be thinking outside the leeum Museum.
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  • July 4, 2017
    I would recommend it if you are looking for a drastic difference of a traditional and modern section. The traditional is filled with old artifacts. The modern is filled with recent paintings and structures. They have a headset with information for each piece available. However, I found the headset insensitive to your location, and pretty abstract. It would have been better if it had more of the history behind the pieces instead of an abstract description. But the atmosphere was good, and you can even take a break between sections and head over to their cafe.
  • July 2, 2017
    A lovely museum with a really great cheap price. The architecture and layout were beautiful and really make you consider the art deeply. Some really amazing pieces from world renowned artists. I just wish I could take pictures inside the gallery.
  • June 17, 2017
    If you love modern art, here's the place. It's a hiiden gem in this city! A tranquil and quiet space that you've imagined!
  • July 7, 2017
    Provide guiding audio head set. Comfortable environment for enjoying arts. Stylish building too.
  • September 18, 2016
    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!

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