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Philanthropist finds inner peace in art

Source | 2015/01/31 | | Permalink

Ahn Byoung-kwang poses in front of a painting titled "Apple Tree" by Lee Daiwon (1921-2005). By Kwon Hyuk-jae

By peeping into the lives of others, we are able to empathize with people a little better.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of Korea's independence from Japan's colonial rule, and in that sense, it's the perfect time to visit Seoul Museum in Buam-dong, Jongno District, central Seoul, to see traces of the turbulent period after independence.

Seoul Museum comes into view on the left after one passes through the Jahamun-tunnel in Seochon, or the region to the west of Gyeongbok Palace...More

Hotel Events

Source | 2015/01/31 | | Permalink

JW Marriott Hotel Seoul

From Feb. 13 to 15: The JW Marriott Hotel Seoul marks Valentine's Day this year with two unique and romantic packages. The Honey & Berry package combines one night in a superior room with a bottle of red wine and a plate of chocolate-dipped strawberries served in-room. The package also includes a three-piece miniature skin care set from Burt's Bees with a honey bee pouch. The package is 290,000 won and check-in is available from Feb. 13 to 15. The Honey & Wine package offers one night in a superior room and admission for two people to Bar Rouge's special Valentine's Day wine buffet, which features unlimited servings of up to 30 different wines. The package also includes a three-piece miniature skin care set from Burt's Bees. The package is 360,000 won and available for check-in on Feb. 13 and 14...More

Museum to highlight Buddhist art

Source | 2015/01/31 | | Permalink

Two gilt-bronze Maitreya in Meditation statues (National Treasure No. 78, left, and No. 83) will both be shown at an upcoming exhibition at the National Museum of Korea. [JoongAng Ilbo]

Pre-seventh century Buddhist art from across the globe will be flown to Korea for an exhibition at the National Museum of Korea this year, along with glassware from the Czech Republic and the national treasures of Poland.

The National Museum of Korea in Yongsan District, central Seoul, unveiled some of the highlights of its lineup for the year ahead at a press conference on Jan. 20...More

After film, shop's future up in air

Source | 2015/01/31 | | Permalink

Tourists take pictures in front of Kkotbunine (Kkotbuni's Place), the shop that appears in the movie "Ode to My Father" on Wednesday.

The retailer who runs the small shop in Busan's Gukje Market that features in the popular historical drama "Ode to My Father" is facing the possibility that she may have to shut down the store come March.

Since its release on Dec. 17, the movie has attracted more than 12 million viewers to become the sixth biggest box office hit in Korean history...More

Bong Joon-ho Joins Jury for Berlin Film Festival

Source | 2015/01/31 | | Permalink

Director Bong Joon-ho has been named as a member of the jury for the Berlin International Film Festival that will open on Feb. 5...More

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