Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

4.3
#8 of 156 in Museums in Seoul
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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  • The landmark is the big silver ball sculpture in front of the museum. you have to walk about 15 minutes from Hangangjin Station.  more »
  • So Samsung makes smartphones and has its own museums. This one is not about tech though. It has a wide variety of artifacts including ancient ones. Drop by here if you want to feel less guilty about s...  more »
  • This museum is stunning. Exquisite works are beautifully displayed in a wonderful setting. Do not miss out! It is easily accessible by the Seoul subway.  more »
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  • Fantastic art but be wary of trying to take pictures of even the names of the art pieces. I tried to take the name of the Dark Side of the Moon exhibit and was immediately told I would be removed if I did so. While I understand the concern, I take pictures of plaques to keep track of pieces that I liked for future reference. Otherwise, they have an amazing collection of art that rivals other collections around the world.
  • Really cool place. The treasures handpicked by their curators are much more valuable than majority of the public museums in Korea in my opinion. They have a strict policy of no photo taking. That said, they have a gift shop that sells a range of replicas from their originals.
  • For my opinion in Tourist view: Museum separated into 2 parts 1.Old Korean Antique that there are less pieces of antique compare to many museum and too less information for each pieces 2.Modern Art that might be too abstract to many people (at least for me) and most of them do not relate or show something about Korean. Conclusion: if you have free time and like arts, it worth for your money. but if you want to know more about Korean, here may not be place for you.
  • the museum was architecturally well designed, spaces were well planned creating different experiences throughout the museum. However, the artworks displayed was just below average, exhibiting local artist and some not so popular international artist. The entrance fee was 10000W, you can skip this place if you're expecting good artwork and installation, if not you'll be only looking at the architecture of the museum.
  • Highly recommend "Museum 1" which contains some of the best representations of Korean celadon pottery and landscape paintings. Audio guides are lovely and the museum layout is simple and easy to follow.
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