2015.6.24 Museums&GalleriesMARK ROTHKO
Hangaram Art Museum at Seoul Arts Center, Seocho District
To Sunday: This 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 in which 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 5, and walk for five minutes.
(02) 532-4407, www.markrothko.co.kr.
PARK SOO KEUN
Yigansumun Exhibition Hall of
Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP)
To Sunday: 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 alleyways 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.
Tickets are 8,000 won ($7.24) 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, Line Nos. 2 and 4, exit 1 and walk for five minutes.
(02) 2153-0000, www.ddp.or.kr.
BRILLIANT HUES - MOTHER OF PEARL OF JOSEON DYNASTY
Horim Museum, Gangnam District
To June 30: The exhibition features 90 pieces of Joseon-period (1392-1910) lacquerware inlaid with mother of pearl.
To make lacquerware, artisans apply lacquer on wooden items, carve patterns or drawings on the surface and affix or encase them in shiny mother of pearl.
Korea’s mother-of-pearl lacquerware had its heyday between the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) and Joseon, though many say its patterns and materials became even more diverse between the 18th and 19th centuries, the latter part of the era.
Admission is 8,000 won ($7.24) for adults. The museum is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., but closed on Sundays.
The venue is close to Dosan Park in Sinsa-dong, near Apgujeong Rodeo Station on the Bundang line, exit 5.
(02) 541-3523, www.horimartcenter.org.
AN ENDURING SPIRIT
National Museum of Korea,
To Aug. 30: A summary of Poland’s cultural history, the exhibition features 250 pieces of artifacts and paintings.
Among the artifacts are handwritten scores by renowned composer and musician Fredric Chopin (1810-1849), and handwritten documents regarding heliocentric theory by mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543).
A number of historical paintings are also included in the show,
Admission is 13,000 won ($11.62) for adults. Opening hours are between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays, excluding Wednesdays, and extend until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays to encourage nighttime viewing.
The venue is close to Ichon Station (Line Nos. 1 and 4), exit 2.
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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