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. Use our Seoul holiday planning website to arrange your visit to Leeum Samsung Museum of Art and other attractions in Seoul.
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  • If you look at all the same thing than the ones the Museum later found himself doing just walk-Dawson Trail tour to look at to know what is more fun if the audio devices rent!
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  • Even if you can't go straight to hot at Itaewon Station dat we recommend not to go. The entrance fee is cheap, but if you're a Samsung employee discounts are available. The inside is pretty broad and might not be able to see anywhere else, I think the exhibition. Schematic is characteristic and felt well.
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  • From the works of the old Korean enjoyed until the modern world works. Moreover, not crowded, so you can watch closely. Japan-language guide (interspersed with occasional strange Japan language is charm). Worth a look in a modern building and. However, when frozen in winter, so a steep slope in front of the entrance to please watch out. Companions became hooked taking photos, now likely to fall. Location is a bit inconvenient. We went by taxi drivers, I even know did not. Print address and went looking in the navigation system.
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  • It's such a an awesome high tec museum with a great representation of Korean relics. Has a separate floor for the contemporary art. The building itself is a piece of beautiful architecture. Definitely recommend checking it out.
  • I enjoyed visiting this museum. They have an array of exhibits - ranging from Traditional Korean paintings and sculpture to modern found items art. Lovely little trip to take for a date or with friends. There is also a coffee shop where you can sit and unwind after or between exhibitions
  • This museum has quite a good collection of Corea celadon. It also has many great pieces of contemporary art.
  • 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.
  • Modern and interesting museum. This one is not free, but definitely worth visiting. It is also relatively less crowded than other museums. Once you have bought your ticket, you are able to visit actually two sections. The museum is in the area Itaewon

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