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Seoul Museum of Art

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Well-managed cultural space in center of Seoul

C ( 19.05.08 ) I visited this art museum while work my business in near area. The art museum was... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2019
Seoul, South Korea
If you like Art then you love this place

Not very far from Deoksugung Palace, just walking distance. You will find a good Museum with an... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
Jakarta, Indonesia
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61 Deoksugung-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul 04515, South Korea
+82 2-2124-8800
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

This isn't a museum for overseas travelers visiting Korea for the first time--that would be the National Museum of Korea. But for people living in Korea, this is a great place to keep on your radar. The first time I was here, I saw an...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 27, 2019

Very disappointed in the Seoul Museum of Art -- but perhaps that was because so much of the space was usurped by a David Hockney exhibit. From the limited permanent exhibits we saw, this would not be on the "must visit" list for Seoul.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Linda K
Reviewed May 8, 2019

C ( 19.05.08 ) I visited this art museum while work my business in near area. The art museum was well-managed, and had good garden. The outdoor area was displayed some sculpture in the garden, and many people had rest in this area. It was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
30  Thank CanisHan
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Although I have been to Seoul a few times, and had passed by this museum before, this is my first time visiting it, for an exhibition on David Hockney's works (from Tate's Collection), said to be the only major exhibition on Hockney in Asia. The...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ayAroundTheWorld
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Artists are showcase here. Would do with some international exhibit to extend the range. A good way to spend a hot afternoon.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HockLye
Reviewed May 9, 2018

The building and outdoor property are beautiful but I was surprised when I walked around inside. It's bright and has well sized rooms, but I don't think they're taking advantage of the space available. I was expecting a great deal more exhibits so the relatively...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Not very far from Deoksugung Palace, just walking distance. You will find a good Museum with an extraordinary art pieces inside. When i came here, there is an exhibition about modern art and show some good art masterpiece from local and international artist. when in...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank StanlyFredrik
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

The best part of this art museum is the free entrance part. Myself in particular loved the display of art work presenting the korea peninsula reunification. Upon entering the museum you will see an art work with glass bottles filled with water along with a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank manucanuck
Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

I disagree with the last reviewer but not entirely. I thought that the reunification exhibit lacked unity, sometimes lacked interpretability (in ODD abstract pieces paired with an OCCASIONAL lack of universal English descriptions, though ...there were for the most part). YET, I feel that the...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank JimboDavies1980
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Not very interesting compared to other galleries. A couple of interesting pieces on unification, but only a couple. A lack of signage in English and Chinese. Maybe better for a Korean speaker.

Date of experience: January 2018
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