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Art in Korea; South Korean Art Artists, Museums and Galleries

A Comprehensive Directory of South Korean Art Websites

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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

Art history. The Korean Art History Connection at Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea.
KAHC helps researchers all over the world who are interested in Korean art history.

Korean Ancient History
Prof. Taesik Kim, Dept. of History Education, Hong-Ik Univ., Seoul, Korea

Korean painting.
Prehistory to the late 19th Century.

Korean artists, a history from Korean


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.

Old master painters from Korea.

Korean Artists
List of major Korean artists and index to where their art can be viewed at art museums worldwide.

Contemporary South Korean artists.

Painters from Korea. A list from Wikipedia.

South Korean artists, galleries, institutions and art news.

Wikipedia entries on South Korean artists.

Byun Shi Ji

Kim Hong-do. Album of Scenes from Daily Life
The British Museum



Yun Duseo

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.



Korean Film Council

Korean Movie and Database. Han Cinema

Contemporary art

Click Korea
Online resource developed by the Korea Foundation for broader access to information about Korean arts and culture.

Contemporary Korean Art
Korean Contemporary Art Database, arranged by medium, region and artist. Graphics, industrial art, painting, calligraphy, sculpture, design, photography, printmaking.

Visual Arts of South Korea
Directory of annotated links: overview, art history, museums, institutions, organizations, exhibitions, events, art and new media.

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.

News, exhibitions of contemporary South Korean art.

Contemporary South Korean artists.

Contemporary art with a focus on introducing a wide range of Korean culture and art styles.

Venice Biennale Korea pavilion.


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.




Galleries in Korea

Listed as a Unesco World Heritage site.


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.

Asia-Pacific Regional Centre of the Culturelink Network
Enhancing co-operation in research and cultural development by linking research, information and documentation centres.

Click Korea: Access to Korean Arts & Culture
Web portal for arts, history, religion, historcal sites, published by the Korea 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.

The Korean Culture and Arts Foundation
Non-profit cultural organization established in 1973 to preserve and encourage the national cultural heritage.


KCAF Art Theater

Korean culture. The Korean Culture Service
Film, galleries,performance arts, library.

Korean Culture and Arts Foundation and Fund
A major Korean internet portal.

Korea Infogate
A major English portal site in Korea with information about Korea for foreigners.

Korea Times

Korea Web
A portal for Korean academic studies, art news and publications.



Digital Library of Korea

National Library of Korea


Museums in Korea
A location guide from Universes-in-Universe.

Art museums in South Korea, a web list.

Artsonje Center
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.

Seoul Arts Center
Complex 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

Sung-Kok Art Museum



Arko Art Center
Arko Art Gallery (formerly Marronnier Art Gallery) and performance centre.

National Museum of Contemporary Art

National Museum of Korea

Seoul art guide. Artseoul
Exhibitions of calligraphy, painting, antiques and handicrafts,

Seoul Arts Centre

Seoul Design Olympiad

Sonje Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (ArtSonje).

Sung-Kok Art Museum

Art galleries in Seoul

Arario Gallery
Contemporary art from Korea, Asia and renowned international artists.

Art Centre Nabi
New media in Korea and abroad: art projects, research, educational programs.

ArtSeoul / Hansun Gallery
Contemporary art (paintings, sculpture, prints), oriental paintings and drawings, Korean antiquities.

Insa Art Space
Exhibition space supporting emerging artists.

Kukje Gallery
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.


South Korean artists, galleries, institutions and art news.

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