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Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Address: 747-18, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-890, South Korea
Phone Number: 02-2014-6900
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$72*
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Contemporary Art Tour in Seoul
89%
Ranked #24 of 577 things to do in Seoul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The terms "Modern" and "Contemporary" are sometimes used interchangeably, but those who are astute about the differences will know that difference in terms. So with that said, for art lovers, collectors and artists, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art is one place that should not be ignored. There are many amazing pieces by artists of historical importance like Warhol and Sugimoto,... More 

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Korolev, Russia
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

There are two sections with traditional and contemporary art. Cheap hi-tech audio-guides helped us a lot but even without it eye-candy is garanteed.

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you're into modern art and/or architecture _at all_ then this is worth a visit. The building itself is stunning, and the thematic flow of the exhibits is great. The collection isn't obscenely massive, but it's of very high quality, displaying prime examples of both Korean/Eastern and Western modern art. Get the little Samsung devices that use NFC to display... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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106 reviews 106 reviews
30 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I anticipated more from this museum, based on its name; my mistake. The architecture was interesting, as were the exhibits, but: (1) photography was not permitted, although the items were in general not necessarily light sensitive, and (2) the National Museum, as it turns out, had more and better examples of many of the items on display.

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Portland, Oregon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Beautiful art is always a joy but when it is displayed with the elegance evidence at the Leeum Sansung Museum of Art, it's a moving and edifying experience. The joining of art and technology was done amaziingly well with easy to use well curated narratives and visuals on the Samsung devices. One could go on ecstatically but just go there.... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It is so easy to enjoy a visit to this place as the layout makes it so easy to see it all as the curators intended. Rather than quantity, they've chosen some of the best examples so yu really feel like every piece is worth a look. Finally, the audio guide is the best ever as it starts automatically as... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

It is its 10 year anniversary and they mixed some contemporary artwork to compliment the old. I like it but some might find it distracting. You should have a guided tour. The historical artworks are so valuable to the history of Korea. Both museums are interesting and worth the visit.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This Museum/Art Gallery has an amazing collection of Korean artwork and an eclectic mix of modern piece set in an architectural amazing building. The portable guide show cases Samsung technology by providing multiple language explanations of the artwork automatically as you approach the art work (Near field communications). We wished we had more time to appreciate this gallery further, allow... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

A MUST visit if you are into modern art and good architecture. I spent 3 hours there and could have seen more, but got tired :-) Tips: - Get the cheap audio guide - makes you put your eyes on the right things - Avoid the museum cafe and shop: even as everything looks nice, the prices are just far... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It is nice to go to a place that has a combination of the modern and the ancient. Modern art is not to everyone's taste but I liked the assortment of choices. In the part with older art, there were some questionable choices (like a Rothko painting among the pottery because the colors matched...) but the actual artifacts were beautifully... More 

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