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Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

747-18, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-890, South Korea
02-2014-6900
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Ranked #11 of 550 attractions in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

anyone who enjoys good art and architecture must go. Very easy to find - right off the subway - and worth a half a day. Where else can you see architecture by Rem Koolhaus, Jean Nouvel, and Mario Botta. plus work by Damien Hurst, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Alexander Calder..................

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Highland Park, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Half of this museum is devoted to traditional historical objects, ceramics and jewelry. It's similar to what you see at the National Museum of Korea, but a smaller and better-curated selection. Elegant stuff. The other half is contemporary art. What's neat about that half is that, in addition to Western artists you usually see at high-end museums, you see some... More

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is one of Seoul's finer museums, considering this is a city of excellent museums. Tops in showing modern & contemporary artists. It's located on Itawan, a great shopping street.

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Merida, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It contains an impressive collection of Koreana treasures. The building is also amazing. Entry fees might be a little expensive, nevertheless, if you appreciate art and want to better understand Korea, you must visit this private museum. It's worth every penny!

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Dubai, UAE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

For one family to acquire this amount of art and Korean antiques is quite a feat and certainly worth a visit. I would class this as a medium sized museum so if you have a short attention span before you become overwhelmed then the Leeum is perfect. Personally I thought the architecture of the building was amazing. It was lovely... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

An easy walk from the subway station, The Leeum Museum is a must visit for art lovers who are into contemporary art. The place is easy to explore and the collection well laid out. A good place to while away your time if you have extra time in Seoul.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The location is not quite the easiest to find by metro/foot but the search is good you need a break from the main touristy places and shopping. The collection is well curated. There are many interesting pieces to look at both outdoors and indoors. I recommend paying a little extra for the audio guide. Go through the permanent collections before... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Can see the chairman Lee family’s collection. Quite extensive from gorgeous Korean antiques to modern pop-arts. Very diversified portfolio in each level, and I certainly enjoyed the architecture. Modern, spacious but minimalistic with perfect lighting controls. The guide book was thoroughly prepared in different language and the souvenir shops offers impressive stuff, from scarf & rings to art works; could... More

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Loved the architecture, the outdoor area, the combination of traditional and modern art. dislikes: nothing!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

almost all the museums in seoul are free, bigger and better this one costed me something like 10usd... if you have just a few days in seoul go to the war museum and national museum, they are better... but still if u like art, this is ur place... also photos are not allowed inside... :(

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