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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  • Hangangjin station is located on the side of a quiet, luxurious and modern art museum. Brilliant work, but lots of things worth element Chris Advanced confused haha.
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  • Common and unusual-shaped porcelain or never seen at the museum works of art can be seen at the Museum. The audio guide also look close to restaurants in Itaewon and catalysed.
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  • This somewhat small museum is beautifully put together. The building itself is an art piece containing ancient and abstract pieces. At one point, a Rothko appears in the middle of ancient pottery, but...  more »
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  • Giving it a 3 stars because I got shouted at for taking a picture of a window looking outward. It's extremely strict and someone is always watching over your every move. It was overall very quiet. I did like how the place was organized. Second floor is for ancient art with things like vases. The first floor is all modern art. I personally enjoyed the modern art the most. Guess it depends on what you are into.
  • This is a great museum all around--the architecture of the building itself, the organization and maintenance, and the choice of artworks placed side by side, especially in the international arts wing. I was allowed to take pictures in the Korean wing of the museum, but was chided for attempting to take a photo in the international wing. I guess if they don't want photos for whatever reason, they should put some signs or enlarge the fine print on the back of the ticket. Finally, if a docent tour is coming through the gallery you're in, they tend to dominate the area. It's disruptive but also makes walking around or enjoying the peace and quiet hard.
  • They are 3 architectural places that are cool from this museum, the rest is just totally boring. The entrance fee is 10k Won. There are 2 expositions, one is about Korean art history and the other one about abstract. The first one is just old pottery and old drawings. Not much to see, nothing really astonishing nor creative. The second one is abstract art which is an elegant word for laziness art. Many unknown foreign artists there, probably because they are too bad to be featured anywhere else. Please go to the D museum, much more alive, it's 15min away
  • If you are lucky, you will get more value for your entry ticket when there's a special exhibition, like previously with Olafur Eliasson. I returned twice as it has many pieces of national treasure and some contemporary pieces worth re-looking. The architecture is also stunning. Just note that no photography is allowed inside the exhibiting areas.
  • It's a must to visit place if you are like me not too keen in shopping and tourist sites! The exhibition is curated well and you can rent a handset with good instructions on each art piece. Free locker and plenty places to sit and rest!
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