The cultural complex, Mulnamoo, is consist of café, Madang (gallery), and photo studio. As a unique cultural space, it has become famous attraction of Bukchon and Gye-dong, it has known to many local customers and foreign visitors. In particular, on second floor, at Mulnamoo studio, the Korean star’s pictorial, various Read more [...]
The famous Korean actor So Ji Sub was designated as the goodwill ambassador of Gangwan-do and a road in the province has been named after him! At the beginning of the So Ji Sub road is the 51k Gallery. This gallery is a place dedicated to the actor and displays Read more [...]
The Sangsangmadang is located right in the middle of the Hongik University district, better known as the Hongdae area. This is the city’s main student area and it’s a cauldron of vibrant energy and creativity. The eleven-story Sangsangmadang building houses a cinema, live performance hall, art gallery, and studio. On Read more [...]
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung was originally built as an annex to the National Museum of Contemporary Art. It specializes in seeking out and researching modern art, and also in exhibiting and preserving it. You can see classical works of modern art when you visit National Museum Read more [...]
The Arario Museum in Space is a modern art museum that was established by the chairman of the Arario Corporation, Chang-il Kim. The building that houses the museum was designed by the famed Korean architect Kim Swoo-Geun. Until he passed away in 1986, the building served as Kim’s office and Read more [...]
Pak No-Soo was an extremely talented contemporary Korean artist who recently passed away on February 25, 2013, at the age of 86. Pak had left 1000’s of artworks and his home to the county of Jong-ro. The home and surrounding grounds have been transformed into a unique and beautiful art Read more [...]
Korea Furniture Museum is an architecture and traditional furniture museum which is located in Seongbuk-dong. This museum was built as a personal project of a former Yonsei University professor, Chyung Mi-sook who amassed 2000 pieces of Joseon Dynasty furniture over the past five decades. She wanted to create a beautiful Read more [...]
If you head down to CIty Hall’s basement, you will find Citizens’ Hall which is located on the first and second basement level of the Seoul City Hall. The Citizens’ Hall was built for the people as a space dedicated to listening to the voices of the people with Speakers Corner Read more [...]
Samtan Art Mine is a cultural art complex, transformed from an abandoned mine at the foot of Hambaeksan Mountain, the main production area of stone coal in Korea. The name ‘Samtan’ refers to Samcheok Tanjwa, one of the major coal mines in Korea, and ‘Art Mine’ plays on the history Read more [...]
Museum SAN (originally Hansol Museum), has its Welcome Center located in the vast abundance of nature, and is composed of three gardens within. From the Museum’s Welcome Center that is reminiscent of a huge fortress, visitors can walk through the the Flower Garden in full blossom, then to the Water Read more [...]
Korean artists of various field of work such as writers, painters, actors, architects and musicians constructed the cultural town of Heyri. Within this community, there are residences, workrooms, art galleries and museums. Artists make a living by opening exhibitions, trading or selling their artworks. Currently, there are about 40 museums, Read more [...]
Formed in Dapsimni where ancient art dealers have flocked since 1970, the Dapsimni Antique Market is specialized in ancient artworks and there are about 100 stores in business at present. As it is called ‘live museum,’ it offers a variety of rare and antique items to enjoy and make a Read more [...]
The Bukchon Art Museum embraces a broad range of artworks from traditional ancient art to modern art. It owns 200 Chinese artworks, 150 Korean modern artworks and 2,500 ancient documents from the Joseon Dynasty.
It is an art complex open to the public. It features the masterpieces from the world-famous artists such as Renoir, Chagall, etc. and also provide an opportunity to appreciate the artworks that are rarely exposed. In addition, admission to the gallery is free and it allows visitors to take photos Read more [...]
This gallery collaborates with a different country each year and presents exhibition together.
This museum, one of the main attractions in Insa-dong, well balances tradition and modernity. It exhibits sculptures and installation artworks in the garden. Dawon, a traditional tea room in the Korean style house, is crowded with people relaxing over tea.
Located within the Seoul National University, it is a multi-purpose space for education, exhibition, performance, movie, etc. It holds about 10 special exhibitions annually as well as exhibitions related to the College of the Fine Art of the university.
Located in Sogyeok-dong, Hakgojae, gallery with the most authentic Korean style, depicts a great combination of old and new balancing the quint beauty of Hanok (traditional Korean style house; 한옥) with the sophisticated western style house.
Located in the gallery, the wine restaurant in traditional Korean style house called ‘Dugaheon’ is a unique place in harmony with art and food. The gallery consists of the new building with two-story exhibition spaces and the main building. It features impressive collections of artworks from leading artists who represent Read more [...]
It has been ranked number one five years in a row as the most desirable museum to visit according to the survey from the specialized art magazine, “Art Price.” The museum owns various artworks from great masters to up-and-coming artists. There are about 3,500 pieces of artworks, wide selections of Read more [...]
As a branch of the Seoul Museum of Art, it is located in the Deungnamu Park. Opened on September 2013, this museum is specialized in permanent exhibitions and special events. It runs a variety of art programs for all ages as well as exhibitions. Apart from galleries and storages, it Read more [...]
It is established in 2004 as a branch of the Seoul Museum of Art. Occupying the former Belgium Consulate building, it has been well preserved the classic style such as high ceiling, interior columns and fire place. The museum focuses on special exhibitions and offers art education programs for children Read more [...]
This bookstore is known as the idea bank for the Sinsa-dong artists. You can find specialized books from overseas that are hard to find even at the huge bookstores, and there is a gallery at the end of stairs which is in the center of the store.
This place has represented Insadong since long. The house that belonged to Park Yeong-hyo who is well-known to Koreans as the creator of the Korean flag, Taeguekgi, used to be here. The house is well preserved so that the characteristics of the traditional Korean house stand out. Visitors can enjoy Read more [...]
It is a complex culture space constructed by connecting 28 container boxes and the space itself sprays out its charm of creativity. Over the classical meaning of pure art, it presents video art, street art, programming, and club culture. It turned out to be the hot place in Gangnam among Read more [...]
‘The Museum Is Alive’ in Insadong is a trick theme park that is composed of four different themes such as trick art, objet art, media art, and fine art. Trick art, especially is the work of art that optical illusions and illusions are combined together. They also host a special Read more [...]
This museum exhibits accessories from all over the world. The poet Lee Gang Won collected these, as he lived in 9 different countries including Brazil and Ethiopia for 30 years. There are about 1,000 pieces of accessories. Flint bags used by Tibetan men, African women’s hair pins and bronze ankle Read more [...]
About 3,000 pieces of handicrafts and art works collected for 30 years that are related to owls are exhibited in this place. No live owls or taxidermieds are exhibited. The entrance fee includes drinks or tea.
Information on the history of Korean design from the late 19th century is exhibited. The exhibition is held on two floors. In the 1st and 2nd permanent exhibition halls on the 2nd floor, there are various relics related to design from the time of enlightment to the Japanese colonial era. Read more [...]
This is Korea’s first folk painting museum that possesses about 2,000 pieces of art work. The museum holds special exhibitions of various folk paintings of Joseon Era and modern folk paintings. Also to promote Korea’s artistic value, annual exhibition is held in many other countries through lively exchange.