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Take the holiday to visit local art museums

These area museums won’t take a break during this Seollal holiday.

Here's a selection of interesting art exhibitions that will be open during this Seollal holiday. From Korean modern art pioneer Yoo Youngkuk’s brilliant use of shapes and colors to a children-friendly exhibition presenting elements of virtual/augmented reality at Davinci Codex, these exhibits offer a whole lot of physical and visual stimulation.

Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum

Night at the Museum – many have surely fantasized about it. And being here in Seoul, one might wonder what it would be like if Yongsan’s National Museum of Korea were to come alive. Unfortunately, the collection being shown right now are centered on art, hence no dolls or animals to go around the museum at night. It could also be because of the absence of Ahkmenrah and his tablet. Although there may be no coming-to-life artifacts, the special exhibition “Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum” will surely have the National Museum crowded. As one of the largest museums in Asia, the National Museum of Korea presents two or three “blockbuster class” exhibitions every year, and luckily, this year, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum in New York, the museum is featuring 229 treasures from the ancient Egyptian collection. The Brooklyn Museum is also well known for its comprehensive Korean art collection and has a dedicated Korean Gallery space to display Korean art and culture. So, yes I had to go see it. At 11 o’clock on a weekday, I did not expect to see a huge crowd that was so apparent even from afar. Getting closer to the crowd, I realize that school holidays have begun; there were flocks of students eager to get in. At that moment, I knew it was impossible to have a leisurely viewing in the exhibition. It was a nightmare. As a loving and generous adult, it didn’t seem right to work myself into a pool of boisterous children. Kids, I would love to actually see the

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National Museum of Korea , Ichon-dong Until Sunday April 9 2017

Davinci Codex

Codex (da Vinci’s collection of scientific recordings) takes a modern twist, allowing viewers to break the boundaries of art and science, at DavinciCodex exhibition at Culture Station 248.  Although at times the connection between the artwork and Leonardo may be not as solid, it is more important to understand that some of these works have been inspired from the Codex or can be connected with many of da Vinci’s philosophies...

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Culture Station Seoul 284 Tuesday March 28 2017 - Sunday April 16 2017

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