국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

Special Current
Icons and Identities
  • Location

    Special Exhibition Gallery, National Museum of Korea

  • Date

    2021-04-29~2021-08-15

  • Share

    페이스북 트위터 구글

General Information

  • Title: Icons and Identities

  • Venue: Special Exhibition Gallery National Museum of Korea

  • Period: April 29 (Thu) – August 15 (Sun), 2021

  • Highlight artworks: 78 Masterpieces from the National Portrait Gallery, London


We would like to introduce you to the lives of seventy-six people as projected in their portraits and discuss the genre of portraiture.

A portrait is both simple and multifaceted, and unfamiliar yet immediately engaging at the same time. Viewing a portrait involves a visual and mental dance between looking at an image and engaging with the person represented, because they reflect our own selves.

This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to enjoy a large number of portraits of figures who have enriched the history and culture of the world over the last 500 years. The exhibition consists of five thematic sections – “Fame,” “Power,” “Love and Loss,” “Innovation,” and “Identity & Self-portrait.” These themes will help visitors examine the diverse meanings of portraits.



Particularly in this exhibition, viewers can meet and mentally interact with figures who have left an indelible mark on the culture and history of the world. These eminent personages include William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, Isaac Newton, The Beatles, and Ed Sheeran. While enjoying the exhibition, try to make eye contact with the sitter and imagine his or her life. This gaze into the sitter’s eyes and face might become ingrained in your mind.


Download the National Museum of Korea’s guide application for free audio guide

Guide map and list of works


Reservations for Viewing Exhibitions

Link: https://tickets.interpark.com/goods/21003256

Tel: 1688-0361


Hours    * Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun 10:00-18:00

                * Wed, Sat 10:00-21:00


Session   * Limited to 50 tickets per 30 minutes.

                * Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun | Final session 17:00 / Wed, Sat | Final session 20:00

                * Up to 5 tickets per person can be purchased.

For each session, online reservations are available for 50 tickets. (40 online + 10 on-site)


Admission Fees

Type

Adult

(25-65 years old)

Student & Youth

(7~24 years old)

Individual

9,000

6,000

 


Free (Evidentiary documents are required)

Under 7 or Over 65

Patriots and Veterans (spouse included)

Beneficiary of national basic livelihood, Disabled persons oneself and an accompanying person

Museums membership card holder (donation member), Museum donor card holder and an accompanying person

 

Discount Information (Evidentiary documents are required)

  • Soldiers (including foreign soldiers in Korea), Police, Firefighters in active service - 40%

  • Theater YONG, Children's Museum ticket holder - 10%

  • Culture Day (The last Wednesday of every month) - 50%

  • Museums membership card holder (except donation member) - 50%

  • Buying tickets for both exhibitions (Icons and Identities + HOMOSAPIENS) - Adult \2,000 / Student & Youth \1,000 discount

  • HOMOSAPIENS ticket holder - Adult \4,000 / Student & Youth \2,000 discount

     

    Notice: The guided tours would be suspended temporarily because of the COVID-19.

                   Group tours (including their own guide) are not allowed.        

                   Admission is free to the Main Exhibition Hall(Permanent Exhibitions).