Start your day with art and history that will inspire you for a long time, for free.
Volez, Voguez, Voyagez tells the chronological story of Louis Vuitton’s journey through 10 visually stunning chapters, with the last one dedicated to Korea. The level of finesse found throughout the exhibition speaks of the brand’s dedication to nobility, making you gasp with awe upon entering each section. The rooms are all filled with historic glamor from floor to ceiling with each one having its own unique ambiance. Your spirits will feel uplifted, making you feel as though you are a foreign dignitary back in the 1800’s traveling to Paris in the highest form of grace . . . The well laid-out exhibition deserves to be seen with a docent, which requires a reservation online. This is highly recommended as untold stories and facts about Louis Vuitton will make the experience much more informative.
Seoul Museum of History offers all of its exhibitions for free. From July 27th until September 3rd, it is showcasing a special exhibit entitled Women Who Transcended Boundaries. It tells stories of the Korean women who migrated to Germany in the 1960's and 70's to work at hospitals as nurses or nursing assistants. Don't miss this free exhibition providing insights on the important part of Korean diaspora and modern history.
National Museum of Korean Contemporary History is the one sitting right on Gwanghwamun's Sejong-daero. Admissions are always free at this museum, and until July 3rd, it is showcasing photographic works of the late journalist and war correspondent of NBC News, John Rich (1917-2014), who lived in Korea for 3 years documenting the Korean War. Upon visiting, you might want to check out the rooftop located on the 8th floor as well, as it is a free hidden spot offering a panoramic view of Gyeongbokgung palace.
Until July 9th, Arko Art Center, a landmark itself of the Daehangno area, is showcasing diverse displays of MIOON, an experimental media artist duo comprised of Minsun Kim and Moonsun Choi. Entitled MIOON: Unfinished Relay, the exhibit will showcase large-scale installations, videos, photography and audio which the international duo explored under the theme of 'public.' Comprised of brilliant works spanning nearly a decade, it will provide the artsists' critical interpretations of issues surrounding the ideas of audience, mass and groups.
As part of the Time Traveler’s Clock exhibition, 36 films will be shown at Culture Station Seoul 284 until the end of June. The selection includes family-friendly animations including Adieu Galaxy Express 999 and Hollywood films including Inception and Edge of Tomorrow. There are 3 screenings per day. Check the event website for schedules.