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Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

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Address: 747-18, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-890, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-2014-6900
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Contemporary Art Tour in Seoul

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Contemporary Art and Design

They often have a good variety of contemproary and modern art, as well as more traditional artistic approaches. It's good to get a wide range of award winning art pieces in one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

They often have a good variety of contemproary and modern art, as well as more traditional artistic approaches. It's good to get a wide range of award winning art pieces in one place. Special exhibitions are also particularily good.

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Doha, Qatar
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

…this is a bizarre museum both architecturally and artistically. Mainly installation art in three buildings each designed by a different high-profile architect. Overall impression is that I'm not too sure.

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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

There are three building all in one location and each one is different. Designed by 3 different architects. The ceramic collection from the Chosun dynasty is beautiful. There are some Aneesh Chopra pieces including the stainless steel spheres at the entrance

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

They host always interesting exhibition. Nice interior, but, ticketing woman was unkind.

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Chicago, Illinois
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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I'm not quite sure what all the hype is with this place. It did not spark my interest at all and I am an absolute museum lover. The antiques had no character and the Buddhism floor I thought I would love, but it was just okay. The staff are lovely and nice except for the reception who made no effort... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were a bit put-off by the odd location but I could not recommend this incredible gallery more highly. This is the only gallery we allowed time for on our trip and I am so glad. The contemporary collection on the ground floor of Museum Two is something I will remember for a very long time. If you purchase tickets... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

That was a direct quote from Agnes Martin. And it was the room with her paintings that moved me the most. Yes there are a couple Rothko's here. And the national treasures are impressive. But go see Agnes. Feel the blue.

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Helsinki, Finland
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

An impressive museum with both old and new art. Museum building itself is a work of art. There are some longer-term displays and changing displays. At one part of the museum some Korean old pottery was beautifully displayed, at another there were modern paintings and installations (Hirst, Rothko, Naim June Paik and such). Also the changing display was very interesting... More 

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Geochang-gun, South Korea
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The museum is marries technology and art so seamlessly, that it was spectacular. Divided into three exhibition spaces - Museum 1 house traditional and some modern Korean art. Museum 2 exhibits modern and contemporary art from both international and local artists, while the Children's Museum exhibits more interactive modern artworks. The electronic information guide takes you through all three galleries... More 

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Boston, MA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is a top-notch art museum you'll encounter in any part of the world. The collection simply exquisite, the ambience pleasant and sleek, and the technology really cool! I loved them all, and one of the highlights of its technological part was the 360 degree image you can see while watching the displayed item. Even if an item is displayed... More 

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Staying in Itaewon

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Itaewon
Neighboring the immense Yongsan American Garrison, Itaewon was once shunned by locals as a seedy, red light district. But within the past few years, Itaewon and its surrounding neighborhoods such as Kyunglidan and Haebangchong have undergone a major revival to quickly become one of Seoul’s hottest areas. Here, trendy international restaurants dot the area alongside hip lounge bars and some of Seoul’s hottest club venues. After dark, Itaewon comes into its own as one of Seoul’s top party scenes. The crowd is a fascinating patchwork of all backgrounds and identities, including a small but thriving Muslim community (centered on Korea’s sole mosque), the LGBT community (with a string of popular bars and clubs), and a wide range of ethnicities and cultures scattered around. Those seeking a quiet respite should head towards the eastern end, in Hannam-dong, which not only has one of Korea’s best art museums, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, but plenty of mid-range to upscale restaurants and cafes.