On Monday, we finally went to an Impressionist Exhibit at the Seoul Arts Center that I’ve been wanting to see for ages. It’s there until April 3rd, so if you get a chance, go check it out. The cost is ₩15,000 per person and well worth it. The exhibit is set up well, starting with some pre-impressionists and going up through post- and neoimpressionism.
We took a cab to the Seoul Arts Center, as it’s not easily accessible by subway. I’m sure there’s a bus that goes straight there, but I haven’t really figured out the bus system yet.
The complex is huge. Here’s a map from the Center’s website:
We decided to get lunch before we did anything else, since it was already 1:00, so we ended up at the Café Mozart across from Music Hall. They had a very nice croque monsieur on the menu.
After lunch, we walked across the plaza to the Hangaram Design Museum, where the Impressionist exhibit was showing. Next to it, there was a very cool outdoor stage set up.
After slowly making our way through the exhibit (FYI, there is no English anywhere in the exhibit except the painter’s name and title of the painting), we did a little more exploring of the complex. We took a peek inside the opera building, which was very impressive. Hopefully we can go see an opera there sometime and get a look at the inside of the hall.
Next, we grabbed a coffee at the music hall, which is where the Friendship Holiday concert was last December. We decided to save the Hangaram Art Museum for another day and headed home.