Korea’s Seoul Travel Capture the Five Senses with ARTnews Travel Tour – ARTnews.com

ARTnews and Academic Travel Abroad are launching an exciting new travel program for 2022, offering exclusive experiences with insight that only our experts can provide.

8 days | October 7-14, 2022

As autumn kicks in, join the like ARTnews Readers explore the strata of Korea through a broad artistic lens. Emerge is more informative and enriching after deep interaction with contemporary art museums, private art galleries, serene art styles, impressive architecture and interiors of the dynasty. Great Joseon as well as fine dining.

Art critic, former ARTnews executive editor and Andrew Russeth, Seoul resident, expertly guide visitors through local hotspots, iconic destinations, and emerging art landmarks with a backdrop and insightful comments. Our handpicked stops include the flagship Seoul Museum of Art; The National Palace Museum of Korea, where 45,000 Joseon Dynasty treasures are stored; and Gyeongbokgung Palace, the first and largest of Seoul’s five grand palaces of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910).

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In the artist-rich neighborhood of Samcheong-dong, visit local galleries and the National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art. Learn about global vision and “Father of Video Art” Nam June Paik at his eponymous arts center. Venture out on a day trip to the mountains to admire the striking architecture of the SAN (Space Art Nature) Museum designed by Ando Tadao. There, enjoy a private tour of the museum (including the James Turrell gallery) and a relaxing meditation class. We’ll also explore the world of pioneering abstract artist Kim Whanki at the Whanki Museum.

Let your eater rejoice and prepare to be rejoicing. Russeth’s insider knowledge leads us to Seoul’s best restaurants to enjoy Korean BBQ’s shelf-stable meats grilled right at your table; galbi party, a specialty of Gyeonggi Province short ribs; and have lunch at Bukchon Hanok Village among traditional Joseon period houses. Our final dinner was an exclusive gathering at the Korean Furniture Museum, a treasure trove of aristocratic time.

Two women wearing traditional Korean hanbok stop to look at their phones in Seoul, South Korea.

Two women wear hanbok, a traditional Korean garment that dates back more than 2,000 years.
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Spend a day on your own to enjoy one of Seoul’s galleries, search for art treasures, or take the ferry across to Nami Island to walk or cycle through its beautiful gardens. Afterwards, treat yourself to dinner at one of the many local restaurants or indulge in a Michelin-starred experience. Our modern 4-star hotel, L7 Myeongdong by LOTTE, is also within walking distance of must-see attractions like Namdaemun Market, Namsangol Hanok Village and Namsan Seoul Tower. Plan to spend eight unforgettable October days with ARTnews for a life-changing travel experience.

Autumn with ginkgo tree in Nami island, Korea.

Autumn with ginkgo tree in Nami island, Korea.
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ARTnews Study Abroad Travel and Tourism is offering three more artsy getaways by 2022, including Santa Fe, Berlin and Los Angeles. Visit www.artnews.com/travel-program/south-korea-2022 or call 877-813-0690 to reserve your spot and join us.

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