Art in Korea; South Korean art, art museums and galleries
A comprehensive directory of South Korean arts websites한국 예술
Dedicated to introducing Korean antique treasures and arts. The site provides an online gallery for visitors to appreciate exquisite works of art and offers art essays to provide resources and in-depth information about Korean arts and crafts. AntiqueAlive was recently selected as a Webby Worthy site by Webby Awards.
Art history *
Prehistory to the late 19th Century.
Art’n’about in Korea
Information about art happenings in Korea. Exhibitions, festivals, experimental art and music etc. Links for foreign artists who are living in Korea.
List of major Korean artists and index to where their art can be viewed at art museums worldwide.
Famous Korean artists *
Byun Shi Ji
Nam June Paik
Nam June Paik
Korean-born video and installation artist.
The Arts Council of South Korea
Arts Council Korea was established to promote creativity and enjoyment of the arts by supporting diverse arts and cultural activities in Korea.
Contemporary art *
Visual Arts of South Korea
Directory of annotated links: overview, art history, museums, institutions, organizations, exhibitions, events, art and new media.
Contemporary art with a focus on introducing a wide range of Korean culture and art styles.
Traditional Asian Arts and Crafts Korean Gallery
Traditional Asian arts and crafts from the Korean gallery of Antique Alive. Traditional music, art pieces, porcelain, mother of pearl, paper craft, home décor like table lamps.
South Korean folk art masters.
Master potters, wood sculptors, carpenters; artists of decorative knotting, bamboo blinds; craftsmen of jade sculpture, metal art work, bamboo baskets, paper folding fans, feng shui.
Hahn Cultural Foundation Hwajeong Museum
The Art of the Orient
Gyu Jang Kak,
a depository of historical documents, at Seoul National University.
Institutions and organizations *
Ministry Of Culture and Tourism
Official website. Introductory texts, information, historical overviews
The Arts Council Korea
Established in 2005, the Arts Council Korea continues the activities and organization of the Korean Culture and Arts Foundation.
The Korea Foundation
The Foundation aims to contribute to better understanding of Korea in the international community by carrying out various exchange activities between the Republic of Korea and foreign countries.
Korean culture. The Korean Culture Service
Film, galleries,performance arts, library.
A major Korean internet portal.
A major English portal site in Korea with information about Korea for foreigners.
A portal for Korean academic studies, art news and publications.
Multidisciplinary center for contemporary visual arts and film.
Ewha Womans University Museum
Collections of ancient Korean objects: ceramic, pottery, tools, tomb-excavated objects, Buddhist artworks, ceramics (Cheong-ja), wood crafts, calligraphy.
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art
Traditional Korean art, modern and contemporary art by Korean and foreign artists.
National Museum of Contemporary Art
Collections and temporary exhibitions of national and international art from the beginning of the 20th century up to the present.
National Museum of Korea
Korean cultural heritage, ancient art from Asia.
Arko Art Center
Arko Art Gallery (formerly Marronnier Art Gallery) and performance centre.
Seoul Arts Centre
A large art and cultural center: Opera house, music hall, exhibition hall (Hangaram Art Museum), calligraphy hall (Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum), culture and art information center (Hangaram Design Art Museum).
Seoul Museum of Art (SEMA)
The six main exhibit areas include the main exhibit hall, sculpture exhibit area and a special exhibit area displaying collections of Korea’s modern art. Highlights of the museum include the Cheon Kyung-Ja Hall located on the second floor. Here visitors can view 93 donated paintings such as portraits and still-lifes from 1940 to 1990 by the artist herself.
Art galleries in Seoul
Contemporary art from Korea, Asia and renowned international artists.
Art Centre Nabi
New media in Korea and abroad: art projects, research, educational programs.
Insa Art Space
Exhibition space supporting emerging artists.
Contemporary Korean and international art.
Loop Alternative Space
Independent, non-profit space supporting young artists.
South Korea. Visual arts.
Art History, museums, galleries, events, artists, critics, curators. From Universes in Universe.