Hangaram Art Museum at Seoul Arts Center, Seocho District
To June 28: The large-scale retrospective of American modern art master Mark Rothko features 50 of his abstract paintings on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
The exhibition is divided into five sections. Section 4 includes a smaller recreation of the famous Rothko Chapel in Houston, Texas.
It features seven dark paintings created by Rothko in the same period that he created the paintings for the real Rothko Chapel.
Admission is 15,000 won ($13) for adults. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Go to Nambu Bus Terminal Station, line No. 3, exit No. 5, and walk for five minutes.
(02) 532-4407, www.markrothko.co.kr.
SongEun Art Space, Gangnam District
To June 20: Indonesian artist Christine Ay Tjoe is holding a solo show in Seoul.
“Her paintings, largely abstract in style and expression, are a culmination of years of perfecting a technique that was inspired by graphic art such as etching and dry point on paper,” the gallery said.
Go to Cheongdam Station, line No. 7, exit No. 9, and walk for 10 minutes.
(02) 3448-0100, www.songeunartspace.org.
PARK SOO KEUN
Yigansumun Exhibition Hall of
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
To June 28: Fifty paintings by Park Soo-keun, one of the most beloved modern painters in Korea, are being shown at the design plaza to commemorate 50 years since the artist’s death. The temporary walls on which the paintings hang are a reminder of the alleys of Changsin-dong, a village adjacent to the design plaza, where Park resided with his family and created many of the paintings that are among the exhibits.
Admission is 8,000 won for adults.
The exhibition hall is closed on Mondays. Opening hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Go to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station, lines No. 2 and 4, exit No.1 and walk for five minutes.
(02) 2153-0000, www.ddp.or.kr.