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Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

3.9
#19 of 140 in Museums in Seoul
Seoul Museum of Art displays modern and contemporary paintings, videos, installations, sculptures, and photography of local and international artists. Six exhibition halls and three lecture halls stretch throughout three floors, while large windows fill the interior with natural light. The minimalistic design and white walls lend to an airy feel. The museum hosts a number of special exhibitions; check out current offerings on the website, as they can change quickly. The site offers a lounge, bookstore, and cafeteria. Outside, stroll around the adjacent park and see more contemporary sculptures scattered around. Put Seoul Museum of Art into our Seoul trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Seoul.
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  • The best part of this art museum is the free entrance part. Myself in particular loved the display of art work presenting the korea peninsula reunification. Upon entering the museum you will see an ar...  more »
  • I disagree with the last reviewer but not entirely. I thought that the reunification exhibit lacked unity, sometimes lacked interpretability (in ODD abstract pieces paired with an OCCASIONAL lack of u...  more »
  • Not very interesting compared to other galleries. A couple of interesting pieces on unification, but only a couple. A lack of signage in English and Chinese. Maybe better for a Korean speaker.  more »
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  • One of the very famous art museum in Seoul. The regular exhibition is well organized and mostly free of charge, and special exhibitions are always super popular. Recommend to visit on weekdays.
  • Would be better if more translations/explanations provided in English. Friendly staff...just ask.
  • I go here periodically. (Usually) good curation, and interesting exhibitions
  • It's free (which is good^^) but only one exhibition when I went there. Not a bad one, well explained with a good description of the artist.
  • Great museum! Very well kept exhibits and free entry! There are lockers to store your bags, bathrooms on every floor, and even a water dispenser on the first floor. There's also a cafe and library. Easy to find, and if you go on weekends there might be an open market as well. Highly recommend going!
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