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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  • See history of Samsung and its effects on industrialization in South Korea can be seen from here, cheap and informative
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  • Beside having a very impressive collection of ceramics, the museum also has a built in sensors for your listening guide. I was grateful that all I had to do is stand by the display to have the audio d...  more »
  • This is certainly a world class museum with the most spectacular and thought provoking collection of art. The audio tour is also excellent and highly recommended. It is sensor activated and does not r...  more »
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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.
  • The Leeum's exhibits were fantastic. I loved the Celadon Pottery and Modern art exhibits the most. Well worth the price of admission for the Celadon exhibit alone. English speakers should pay for the headset guided tour as none of the info on paintings were written in English.
  • Good activity for a rainy day or a cold winter day, other than that if you are not very interested in historical pieces I would recommend to visit just the contemporary art exhibition, the other one is kind of boring. But the contemporary exhibition has very nice pieces of art, my favorite is murakamis one
  • 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
  • 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.

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