2013.3.6 MUSEUMS & GALLERIESSPARKLING SECRETS-SWAROVSKI
Daelim Museum, Jongno District
To March 17: This exhibition highlights the artistic side and legacy of Swarovski Crystal, a 117-year-old Austrian company.
The show can roughly be divided into two broad categories: crystal-inspired modern artwork and vintage Swarovski products from the 1960s and 1970s. The early iconic crystal products, displayed on the second floor, include necklaces, earrings and clutches worn by muses of the time such as Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. The exhibits on the third floor include a decade of tiaras and headdresses. And there are two crystal installations by Dutch industrial designer Tord Boontje and Korean artist group Roll Sp!ke.
Admission is 5,000 won ($4.60) for adults. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday.
Go to Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit 3 or 4, and walk for 5 minutes.
(02) 720-0667, www.daelimmuseum.org
TRANSCENDING VISION: AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISM 1870-1940
Hangaram Art Museum of Seoul Arts Center
To March 29: The exhibition presents 130 works from 90 American Impressionists among the Bank of America Collection.
According to curator Raine Hye-Jung Chun, the exhibits show “how French Impressionism was absorbed and developed in the United States.” The curator said that art is displayed according to artists’ schools, colonies and regions in order to show the history and development of Impressionism across the United States. The artists include George Innes, John Sloan and Alexis Jean Fournier.
Admission is 12,000 won for adults. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum is closed the last Monday of each month.
The museum is a five-minute walk from Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit 5.
(02) 501-6976, www.americanimpressionism.kr
ART ACROSS AMERICA
National Museum of Korea, Yongsan District
To May 19: The exhibition is an effective summary of the 300-year history of American art.
In this show, which features 168 paintings and crafts, viewers can see at least one piece of art from the most important names in American art. They range from John Singleton Copley, an 18th-century colonial American artist, to the icons of the 20th century who led the global art scene, such as abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock and pop artist Andy Warhol.
Other important artists include the Hudson River School painters, female artist Mary Cassatt and portrait artist John Singer Sargent. The exhibition is divided into six sections.
Admission is 12,000 won for adults. The museum opens at 9 a.m. It closes at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; at 7 p.m. on Sunday; and 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday. It is closed on Monday. Go to Ichon station, line No. 4, exit 2.
(02) 1661-2440, www.artacrossamerica2013.com
By Moon So-young