Are you into museum or gallery hopping and love curating your social media feed with the best aesthetic shots? Follow us, because we’re here to share some of the best museums in South Korea's capital!
1. Hakgojae Gallery
At the center of the Korean art market, this gallery has been operating since 1988. Hakgojae Gallery bridges the rich ancient art of Korea and the vibrant modern contemporary art, with its very ideology and orientation, “to review the old to learn the new”. Located around the Jongno area of Seoul there's a plethora of activities to do and places to visit.
2. Leeum Samsung Museum of Art
Located in Hannam-dong, 1.6km away from the densely populated area by foreigners, Itaewon, the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art houses some of the finest traditional Korean art and contemporary art pieces. The museum is run by the globally renowned conglomerate, Samsung. The museum has two parts, "the Museum 1" designed by Swiss architect, Mario Botta, and "the Museum 2", which is designed by French architect, Jean Nouvel, and Dutch architect, Rem Koolhaas along with the Samsung Child and Education & Culture Center.
3. Arario Museum
Another museum is located in Jongno-gu. The maze-like building is absolutely aesthetic with its 1970’s brick architecture. The museum houses contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures, and even videos. The repurposed building is extremely unique and has an exterior pleasing to the eyes. Make sure to go to the fifth floor of the gallery to watch the dance video there. To get into the museum use Anguk Station’s exit 3 and it’s only a few minute's walk from there.
Which among our suggested galleries and museums got you interested? Let us know which kind of art you fancy the most!