|Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art (삼성미술관 리움)|
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|Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, exhibits traditional and modern works of art by Korean and international artists. The museum itself is just as fascinating as the works of art on display, since its three buildings were designed by the internationally renowned architects, Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel, and Rem Koolhaas.
MUSEUM 1 houses traditional Korean works of art, such as calligraphy, paintings, ceramic arts, and metal craftwork, while MUSEUM 2 displays modern and contemporary art by both Korean and foreign artists.
On Saturday and Sunday guided tours in English are conducted at 3pm. If you plan to visit during the weekdays and wish to receive an English guided tour, you will need to call at least 2-3 days in advance to make a reservation. Audio guides in English, Japanese, and Chinese are available, which provide detailed information on the works of art. These can be rented at the museum for a small fee.
This is one of the places that the "first ladies of the Seoul G20" visited during the G20 Summit in Seoul in November 2010. This attraction represents the beauty of Korea.
|Leeum Cafe, Leeum Shop|
|Admission / Participation Fees|
|Permanent Exhibitions Over ages 19 ￦10,000 / 7 – 18 years old ￦6,000
Special Exibitions Over ages 19 ￦7,000 / 7 - 18 years old ￦4,000
* Admissions for Special Exhibitions will vary according to the exhibition.
* In case of group viewing, at least 20 persons in a group, you can get 30 percent discount. (only for telephone reservation)
* No discount for group viewing on weekends or holidays.
* Free for Leeum Membership
|Limited parking space. Use of public transportation recommended.|
Hangangjin Station (Subway Line 6), Exit 1. Walk straight for 100m in the direction of Itaewon. Go into the first alley to the right, which will be signposted for the museum, and go up the hill for about 5 minutes.
|www.leeum.org (Korean, English)|