2014.8.27 MUSEUMS & GALLERIES
National Museum of Korea, Yongsan District
To Sunday: Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works are the focus of this exhibition, which show the transformation of the Western social environment, thoughts and aesthetics in the late 19th century, as well as the impact they had on modern art. More than 175 paintings, drawings and other works of craft are on loan from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris, including paintings by Claude Monet and Henri Rousseau.
Tickets for adults are 12,000 won.
The exhibit opens from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and to 7 p.m. on Sundays and national holidays. It closes on Mondays.
(02) 2077-9000, www.museum.go.kr
EXHIBITION: CHOI CHI-WON
Calligraphy Art Museum of Seoul Arts Center, Seocho District
To Sept. 14: This is an exhibition of works by contemporary artists inspired by scholar Choi Chi-won (857-?) of the Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.-A.D. 935).
Tickets are 5,000 won for adults and 3,000 won for teenagers and children. The museum is open from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays.
Go to Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit No. 5 and walk for five minutes.
(02) 580-1300, www.sac.or.kr
ADMIRATION FOR WHITE PORCELAIN
Seoul Museum, Jongno District
To Sunday: Contemporary artworks inspired by moon jars and white porcelain pottery that originated from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) are the focus of this exhibition. The show, featuring 56 works by 27 local artists, is divided into three sections. Section one is for modern-era painters, including the important abstract painters Kim Whanki (1913-74) and Chung Chang-sup (1927-2011) while
section two is for contemporary artists, for example the photographer Koo Bohnchang. The third section is for contemporary ceramists.
Admission is 9,000 won ($8.76) for adults. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Sept. 21. Take bus Nos. 1020, 1711, 7016, 7018, 7022 or 7212 to the Jahamun Tunnel stop.
(02) 395-0100, www.seoulmuseum.org
EDVARD MUNCH AND THE MODERN SOUL
Hangaram Art Museum of Seoul Arts Center, Seocho District
To Oct. 12: “Edvard Munch and the Modern Soul” is the first retrospective of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863-1944) in Korea. The exhibition of the expressionist and general modern art pioneer includes a lithograph of Munch’s iconic “The Scream” and 98 other pieces by the artist. The exhibits are on loan from Oslo’s Munch Museum.
Admission is 15,000 won ($14.82) for adults.
Hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The museum is closed on Aug. 25 and Sept. 29.
Go to Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit No. 5. Walk for five minutes.
Daelim Museum, Jongno District
To Oct. 12: Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki and Sebastien Noel, a London-based trio of artists who call themselves Troika, are exhibiting “Persistent Illusions” in Seoul. Using both digital and analogue media, the artists raise questions about the environment around us.
Among the exhibits is an installation that depicts the previous day’s weather. This piece makes fun of people’s obsession with getting up-to-date information all day, every day.
Admission is 5,000 won for adults. The exhibition’s opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
Go to Gyeongbokgung Station, line No. 3, exit No. 3.
(02) 720-0667, www.daelimmuseum.org