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“Best small modern art museum I have been to for a while”

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
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$72.60*
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Contemporary Art Tour in Seoul
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$80.00*
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Seoul Museum Walking Tour
Ranked #33 of 794 things to do in Seoul
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Blown away by the beauty of the architecture & the nicely curated exhibits in this place. Well worth the Samsung talking guide. Easy & small enough not to be tiring. The older Korean pottery was amazing but then so was the newer & so was the modern art section. Whole place very accessible partic. If you are a mixed bunch with some not so keen on " museums"

Thank EYggy
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

I only had a couple days in Seoul, so had to pack in my sightseeing carefully; this art museum was easy to fit in just a couple hours due to it's small size and had an appealing permanent exhibition. It seemed carefully curated and provided a nice taste of both traditional and modern/contemporary Korean art. There was some international modern art as well, with samples of work from easily recognizable Asian and Western artists.
Besides the collection, the building itself was also beautiful and you could tell a lot of thought was put into the entrance to and movement though the building. While I love art and always want to see a lot of it when I travel, I'd also recommend this place for those who aren't huge museum fans but just want a taste. Not only is it easy to digest, but it was easy to get to; a short enough walk from the subway station, which was lined with a great variety of restaurants, cafes and boutiques. All in all, this was a very pleasant way to spend part of the afternoon.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I didn't know who this man was prior to my visit to the museum but every single piece took my breath away. Sure, the exhibit is long gone by now, but the facilities are top-notch. They couldn't have done anything better in terms of interior decorating that could make this place more impressive than it already is. It truly is a diamond in the rough and hopefully they'll have something meaningful and worthy on display during your visit.

Thank topchun
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We only had a short time to explore the museum which the Grand Hyatt overlooks. The description system on samsung phones is really good and very comprehensive. It was a fascinating place and definitely worth visiting.

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Reviewed June 30, 2013

This is an interesting museum, with both traditional Korean art and some very modern stuff. The building that houses the various collections is gorgeous. Do take the audio guide, which is quite high tech and fairly interesting, unless you have less than one hour to visit, in which case you wouldn't be able to listen to all the explanations.

Thank Seasondtraveller
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