Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art | 삼성미술관 리움
The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Itaewon houses the personal collection of Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee, making it one of the finest collections of Korean art in the world. The art doesn’t stop with the collection, either—the museum itself was designed by three of today’s great architects: Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel, and Rem Koolhaas. Its location on the lower slopes of Mt. Namsan can’t be beat.
The multiethnic eats of the Itaewon district are just a short walk away.
The Itaewon district is home to many shops that cater to an international clientele.
Check out Kapoor’s Tall Tree and the Eye, composed of 76 polished steel spheres, in the outdoor deck garden.
Hours: 10:30am—6pm, closed Mondays
Admission: 10,000 won (7,000 won more for special exhibits)
T. 02-2014-6900, 6901, http://leeum.samsungfoundation.org
(747-18 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul | 서울시 용산구 한남동 747-18)
Short walk from Hangangjin Station 한강진역 (Line 6), Exit 1