leeum samsung museum of art

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leeum samsung museum of art

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art is a famous art facility located in Seoul, South Korea. Regular visitors pilgrim to see new and exciting exhibitions.

Leeum, in short, exhibits old and traditional artifacts as well as modern arts by Korean and international expert artists.

The three main buildings were designed by world-class and famous architects including Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel, and Rem Koolhaas.

Being a very accessible place by Seoul subway line or bus, all the more you would enjoy your visit alone or with friends. Besides, the Leeum Museum is established nearby accessible travel and entertainment facilities in the area.

The museum state of the art architectural design, technology, and facilities made it famous attracting crowds of visitors daily (except on Mondays and holidays).

Digital Art Presentation

The museum was awarded due to the way it presents to the viewers the art items.

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art introduces the Digital Interactive Display or DID.  This technology helps you see in details any art by magnifying it and rotating it 360 degrees!

Simply touch the screen in front of you to inspect every corner to appreciate better each piece of art digitally. Of course, the original artifact is also available in front of you.

the museums

Now, let me describe each museum a bit so that you will know where to find your favorite items or archaeological artifacts.

Museum 1
This museum houses the precious traditional Korean art pieces you can only find in this place.

Such art treasures include calligraphy, Korean paintings, delicate ceramic arts, intricate metal crafts, among many exciting items.

Most Korean traditional arts are characterized by their 'splendor and precision.' The handicrafts were made of precious metals with precision and skills, making them particularly noticeable by an artistic eye.

The traditional paintings, on the other hand, are precious due to the painting techniques marked by their intricate and subtle expressions.

Museum 2
This museum exhibits modern and contemporary masterpieces by famous Korean and international artists.

Accessible Facilities

Leeum Samsung Museum of Art was established to promote art and culture, both local and international. To make its exhibits entirely available to all, Leeum ensures that it has facilities that cater to the needs of all visitors and supporters.

Let's check out the facilities...

  • Digital guide, Leeum Cafe, Leeum Shop
  • Designated parking spaces
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Free wheelchair rental
  • Elevators
  • Designated restrooms

Of course, you can find spaces where you can rest and meditate about the work of art you have just seen.

Admission Fees and Rates
10,000 Korean Won (discounted is 5,000) is the individual rate admission.
7,000 Korean Won (student 4,000) for Group Visitors

The discounted rate is for a university student with school ID, visitors under 24 years, and seniors who are above 65 years of age.

Also, during a 'Culture Day,' a discounted rate is offered. That's only every last Wednesday of the month.

Getting to Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Although parking space is available, you are advised to take public transport to avoid unexpected discomforts that could 'ruin' your excitement or day!

So, you can take Seoul Subway Line 6 and get off at Hangangjin Station, then out from Exit 1.

From Exit 1, go straight ahead for about 100 meters to Itaewon direction. Then turn RIGHT at the first intersection and alley, then walk up for 5 minutes to reach the museum.

Foreign Visitors Interpretation Service
For the Docent Tour, the Permanent Exhibition is available on weekends from 3 PM but only in English.

Address: 60-16, Itaewon-ro 55-Gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울특별시 용산구 이태원로55길 60-16 (한남동)

Phone Inquiry: +82-2-2014-6901
Business Hours: from 10:30 AM to 6 PM. It is closed on Mondays and special holidays such as Seollal (New Year).

Website: www.leeum.samsungfoundation.org (Korean, English)

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