Min Young and me went up to Itaewon for this elegant museum on a gloomy Sunday. The weather has been gloomy, rainy and cloudy for the past few days and will continue so. T_T Chi Won, my CouchSurfing host recommends this museum as it's kinda different.
The nearest subway station would be Hangangjin Station, Line 6, Exit 1. It is just one station away from Itaewon. Since we stopped at Itaewon Station, we went out of Exit 3 and walked up the hill following the GPS from Min Young's phone to go to Leeum Museum.
Leeum Museum of Art is owned by Samsung and it exhibits modern and traditional arts. Although I didn't fully understand the concept or meaning behind modern or contemporary art, I really love viewing them especially when they are quirky. But the traditional arts displayed in this museum was truly engaging and captivating. It was hard to describe my feeling in words. They are just awesome!!
You won't miss the huge spider in front of Leeum Museum.
The entrance to Samsung Leeum Art Museum.
The locker for umbrella is really cool. It comes with a lock.
We left our umbrellas here and then we totally forgot about them. T_T.
The admission fee for Samsung Leeum Art Museum is about 17,000 won
(10,000 won for regular exhibition and 7,000 for featured exhibition)
At the time we visited the museum there was a discount given and
we just paid for 13,000 won for both exhibitions.
A cool staircase. We couldn't take pictures inside the exhibition so
there's nothing much we could do about it except feasting our
eyes on the marvelous Joseon Dynasty arts to our hearts content.
The current special exhibition is 'The Court Painters of Joseon Dynasty'
running from 13th October 2011 until 29th January 2012.
The only reason I came was for Kim Hong Do's paintings.
If you watched the Korean Drama - The Painter of the Wind
featuring Mun Geun Yeong and Park Shin Yang, you'd better
not miss this exhibition.
Official website: Samsung Leeum Art Museum