Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
Categories: Attractions

Neighborhood: Hannam-dong

747-18, Hannam-dong


South Korea



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The Samsung Foundation was established in 1965 by no other than the late chairman Byung Chull Lee who dedicated much effort in preserving Korean heritage prompting him to institute the Ho-Am Art Gallery, Rodin Gallery, and the Ho-Am Art Museum. The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art was made to continue the legacy of what the former chairman started. The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art is more than just a place where artworks are stored on display, the structures that houses various kinds of art forms are works of art them. The fabulous museum 1 building is designed by Mario Botta while the 2nd building is by Jean Nouvel. The museum is a repository of both culture and art from Korea and other nations as well. Collections in the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art include traditional art, metal artworks, ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, and Buddhist art. Two of the buildings are displays of architectural art and there are other architectural exhibits on display. The first building houses Korean customary art while the second building displays contemporary art by local and foreign artists. The Samsung Child Education and Culture Center that was designed by Rem Koolhaas is the third building which represents what is to become of Korean art in the future. The Leeum museum in Yongsan conveniently has an audio guide which explains details of the piece you are viewing. The museum is open from 10:30 AM until 6 PM from Tuesdays until Sunday. Call 2- 2014-6900 for inquiries.

TYPE: Museums

Price Range: Not Sure

Attire: Casual

Takes Reservations: No

Parking: Not Sure

Takeout: No

Delivers: No

Accept Credit Cards: Yes

Good For Groups: Yes

Good For Kids: Yes

Waiter Service: No

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