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Leeum - Samsung Museum of Art

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Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel, OMA - Rem Koolhaas
 
location Seoul
function museum
contributed by luespinosadlm

The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art was opened after years of preparation to showcase the best of traditional Korean art and the works of international artists. Byung-Chull (Hoam) Lee, founder of the Samsung Group, built a private collection of Korean cultural treasures and artworks which are on display at the Ho Am Art Museum, Ho Am Gallery, and the Rodin Gallery. Following the footsteps of the late founder, Kun-Hee Lee, chairman of Samsung, continued to expand the collection with traditional artworks of great value in Korean art history and works of modern Korean as well as international artists. This new enlarged collection is now on display at the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. As a melting ground of past, present, and future art and culture, the Museum complex in itself is a grand masterpiece of world renowned architects Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel and Rem Koolhaas. See how the individual styles of different artists blend together in the Museum grounds.

 

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Leeum - Samsung Museum of Art
Address
Hannam-Dong, Yongsan-Gu 747-18
South Korea
Project is public!
Opening hours 10:30am to 6pm. Closed Mondays.
How to get there? Subway Line 6 Hangangjin Station Exit 1, walk 100 meters in the direction of Itaewon, Turn right in the first corner and walk up the sloping road for around 5 minutes
Completion 2004
ArchitectJean Nouvel
ArchitectOMA - Rem Koolhaas
 
Project ID 10114
Latitude/Longitude 37°32'18N 126°59'57E
Contributed by luespinosadlm
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