29 Sept 2015 | Seoul, South Korea —
Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel, and Rem Koolhaas are three international architects recognized worldwide. They are the great people behind the architecture design of the Leeum Samsung Art Museum (리움 삼성미술관).
The museum is divided into parts, just like the National Museum of Korea. A part exhibits Korean paintings, calligraphy, arts and crafts in metal and ceramic. Another part of the museum displays contemporary artworks by many artists, including foreign ones. Unfortunately, picture-taking is not allowed inside the museums. An optional audio guide rental in English, Chinese or Japanese costs at ₩2,000.
I’ve read some articles about the museum on the internet and it didn’t suit my interest. Well, I couldn’t have visited this place if it wasn’t in my sister’s itinerary. I have to admit that the contemporary art amused me though.
Address: 60-16, Itaewon-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Hannam-dong)
Entrance Fee: ₩10,000
Operating Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 10:30 – 18:00
Direction: From Hangangjin Station (Seoul Subway Line 6) Exit 1, walk straight for 100m towards Itaewon. Make a right turn at the first intersection and alley, walk up the hill for about 5 minutes.