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quinta-feira, 30 de julho de 2015

The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

Welcome to Leeum, where Korean art and international art coexist in harmony.

The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art opened, after several years of preparation, as an international art and cultural center for the display of both Korean art and world art. The late Hoam Lee Byung-chul, the founder of Samsung, had displayed his beloved collections of Korean national treasures and art pieces in the Ho-Am Art Museum, Ho-Am Gallery, and the Rodin Gallery. Inheriting the founder’s will, Mr. Lee Kun-hee, the president of Samsung, has been passionately collecting fine artworks of Korean and international contemporary artists, accumulating and preserving Korean treasures with a high historical value. Now, as a fruit of years of hard work, we are opening the Leeum, Samsung Museum or Art to share with you our outstanding art collection.

The architecture of our museum is a combination of three distinctive styles of three internationally renowned architects, designed to give you a satisfying artistic experience.

The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art has a Museum 1 and a Museum 2. Museum 1 houses Korean traditional art and Museum 2 exhibits works of art by Korean and international contemporary artists. Furthermore, these museums and the Samsung Child Education and Culture Center, which contributes to the education of future leaders, compose the composite complex. The buildings of The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art were designed by the internationally renowned architects Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel, and Rem Koolhaas to combine the past, present, and future of art and culture, and are in themselves remarkable artistic experiences.

Leeum desires to be, as an artistic and cultural root, the center of Asian art, and desires to be a leader for the future.

Located on the slopes of the Namsan where you can enjoy nature in the city, The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is motivated towards developing Seoul as a city of international culture. It cultivates new cultural geographical structures that connect Seoul’s main cultural facilities, along with the National Museum of Korea and the National Theater. Welcoming the emerging global age, Leeum seeks to be a center of Asian art. It is a museum of new ideas, and bridges the East and the West, with its eye on the future. Please enjoy a new world of art and culture in Leeum, where the past and present coexist, and where art, culture, and people share an urban architectural space in harmony with nature.
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Samsung Museums of Art

We introduce Ho-Am Art Museum and PLATEAU, two art galleries operated by the Samsung Foundation of Culture.
  • Ho-Am Art Museum

    Core Activities
    Ho-Am Art Museum, which opened in April 1982, began with the collection of traditional works of Korean art built over the course of three decades by the founder of Samsung Group, Mr. Byung-chull Lee. Respecting the founding mission as stated by Lee, Ho-Am Art Museum strives to provide visitors of all ages and backgrounds with an educational environment where they can learn about the history and culture of Korean art and newly discover the creative value of the treasures of the country.
  • PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art

    PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art
    PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, formerly Rodin Gallery, was first inaugurated in 1999 as a leading institution in support of Korean contemporary art. As a site where past history and future challenges of art converge, PLATEAU aspires higher artistic grounds for both artists and art lovers. Concurrent with the permanent display of Rodin’s The Gates of Hell, our temporary exhibitions reflecting the dynamic developments of Korean and international contemporary art strive a diverse and innovative program that transcends the boundaries of time.

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