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Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art in Seoul

Posted on Mon, Mar 24, 2014 @ 07:51 PM

Near the end of 2013, years of construction finally came to a close and the Seoul branch of Korea's Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art opened. Located next to Gyeongbok Palace in my favorite area of Seoul, this new museum offers excellent exhibits that range from sculptures, paintings, and interactive installations. I happily spent a few hours there recently and I highly recommend checking it out while you're in Seoul 

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Art in Korea: Studio Ghibli & Mucha at Seoul Arts Center

Posted on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 @ 11:30 AM

As a kid, I was fortunate to live in a city with impressive art museums, theater, and ballet. Coming to Korea, I remember hoping I would be able to continue to see great art exhibits and ballet performances. Luckily, living near Seoul has kept these diversions available to me, which has been, for lack of more descriptive word, awesome. This past Saturday, some friends and I decided to head to Seoul Arts Center to check out two art exhibits currently on display: Studio Ghibli and Alphonse Mucha.

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Seoul Arts Center: A Worthwhile Day Trip in Korea

Posted on Wed, Sep 11, 2013 @ 02:23 PM

Sure. If you leave the United States, or Canada, or the UK, or South Africa, or wherever else you may be from, you're going to lose a year of your family, and friends, and favorite foods, and favorite what have you. But if you don't leave, you'll lose so much more. The worst thing about not leaving your home for even a brief blip is that you won't even know what you're missing. That's a fact of life. A fact I was reminded of when I made a last minute decision to join some friends at the Seoul Arts Center this past weekend. Originally, I had decided I would vegetate at home and save some money, but I changed my mind for various reasons. I am glad I did. Seoul Arts Center is a massive, impressive, and completely enjoyable complex of fine architecture and art. I almost missed it. I'm glad I left home this weekend. 

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Getting Artsy with Anish Kapoor in Seoul, Korea

Posted on Thu, Mar 07, 2013 @ 03:50 PM

It's not every day you experience an art exhibit where it all seems to make sense to you. I found one while teaching English in Korea. 

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Tags: seoul, Asia, art, art gallery in korea, Activities to do in Korea, Anish Kapoor, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art

Urban Soul Cafe & Gallery

Posted on Fri, May 04, 2012 @ 10:37 AM

        Do you enjoy a good cup of coffee and art? Urban Soul Café and Gallery is the place to visit. While teaching English in Korea, a friend of mine that I met here took me to this spot. Since then, I have been regularly visiting the café for the past 3 months now. 

       My favorite coffee drink, a latte, is always perfectly made every time I visit. The espresso bean is roasted just the right amount and brewed into a steamed cup of milk with a smooth milky froth art on top. It’s great that my latte always tastes great. It’s also great that the art always changes.

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