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“If you only have one day, go here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
747-18, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-890, South Korea
02-2014-6900
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Contemporary Art Tour in Seoul
Ranked #19 of 382 Attractions in Seoul
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Eugene, Oregon
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“If you only have one day, go here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Amazing exhibits, well laid out, great blend of technology and exhibitions to explain what you are seeing. Very kid friendly.

Visited May 2013
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“No expense spared”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The Leeum Museum was founded by Samsung. No expense has been spared, whether one is viewing the numerous National Treasures there (especially in porcelain and paining) or contemporary art. Definitely a "world class" museum.

Visited April 2013
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Ennis, Ireland
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“Leeum Modern Art Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I really enjoyed my visit to this ultra modern gallery. The architecture is attractive and welcoming. The space is open and allows easy flow of traffic without interfering with others viewing. Lovely feel to it. Small enough to view in a lazy morning or early afternoon... Two hours is plenty. Brilliant outdoor installations on a decking suitable for taking the sun if the day permits! I loved this place, which is surprisingly easy to access from Itaewon Main Street.

Visited March 2013
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Gent, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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“Modern and pleasing museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The museum displays much of Leum Samsungs personal collection of Korean historical artefacts as well as modern art from around the world. Strange mix but still a good museum to visit.

Visited August 2012
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seoul
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“Art and Architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

They had three architects - OMA, Mario Botta, and Jean Nouvel - to create this museum. It's interesting to see how these distinctively different styles come together. If you are into architecture, it's worth going. They also have good collection of art. I went to see Anish Kapoor exhibition last November. The place is also quite spacious, enough to handle big scale art work like Kapoor's.

Visited November 2012
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