Poetry in Clay at the Metropolitan Museum

Poetry in Clay, the exhibition of Buncheong Ceramics from the Leeum Museum currently at the Metropolitan Museum is seriously worth a visit, with some beautiful pots. Interesting that they also juxtapose a couple of 20th century paintings. Kim Whanki’s dot paintings really do look like the dot decoration on one of the pots # Curator […]

2011 Travel Diary day 2 (cont): Korean Rhapsody

Seoul, Sunday 1 May 2011. The Leeum Gallery founded by the Samsung family is always a reliable place to visit in Seoul. Even if there is not an interesting special exhibition on they have a fantastic permanent collection containing some wonderful celadon and buncheong ceramics, as well as Joseon dynasty paintings, calligraphy and  Buddhist art. […]

Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from the Leeum Collection on view at Metropolitan Museum

News of an important temporary exhibition at the Met in New York. For the duration of the exhibition, the museum’s permanent display of Korean artefacts will be in storage. Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art April 7 – August 14, 2011 A special loan exhibition focusing on the dynamic […]

The Leeum Art Gallery, Seoul

A brief walk from Hangangjin subway stop (line 6) near Itaewon is the Leeum Gallery, set up by Samsung. No expense has been spared on the building itself, with prestigious foreign architects engaged to build it, and an impressive collection of artworks. The building itself is very spacious, and has three main sections. Older artworks […]