Matisse, Printmaker : From Arabesque to Jazz Henri Matisse 〈Life and Joy〉

  • Date 2021-12-21(Tue) ~ 2022-04-10(Sun)
  • Time10:00 ~ 19:00 (※ Closed on mondays)
  • Last Admission18:00
  • Venue Hangaram Art Museum Gallery 3, Gallery 4
  • AdmissionFor all ages
  • PriceAdult(19 Full Years~) 20,000won / Youth(13-18 Full Years) 15,000won / Children (3-12 Full Years) 13,000won
  • Inquiry02-396-3588

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A retrospective exhibition of Henri Matisse (1869~1954), one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, will be held in Korea from 21st of December 2021 to 10th of April 2022.

Over 200 original works including drawings, prints and art books will be shown as part of this exhibition, which is eager to illuminate the life and artistic world of Henri Matisse.

〈Henri Mattise: Life and Joy〉 is a combined exhibition with not only original works but also photographs, videos, media art, and homage works which present an opportunity for audiences to experience and appreciate various new sides of Henri Matisse, an artist who remains greatly influential to this day.

This show will offer a much needed respite for those who have suffered and been exhausted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here we will witness Matisse’s resilience and determination whose work and passion for art never waned despite fighting illness throughout his life.

The master of colors, Henri Matisse (1896 ~1954) is famed as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. The founder of Fauvism and a relentless innovator of the art scene, he became considered, along with Pablo Picasso, one of the true artistic masters. His capture of symmetry in asymmetry along with his use of bold expressive colors and unique painting style brought him the admiration of Picasso and other artists. The artists’ artist, Henri Matisse, a truly historic figure in modern art.

View Point

1. The Largest Henri Matisse’s exhibition in Korea
    The first Korean exhibition presenting 200 original Matisse works.

2. The first Henri Matisse’s solo exhibitions in Seoul Art Center
    The first opportunity to experience Matisse’s life and art at Seoul Art Center!

3. Matisse VS Matisse 
    The artist’s artist, the master Matisse!

    Meeting Matisse’s art which goes beyond time and space, still influential for his unique use of line, light and color.

4. An invitation to Matisse’s three dimensional work of line, color and face
Entering a new experience of the world of lines and sides that Matisee, the wizard of color so loved.

5. Moments of joy, delight and love for life that Matisse delivers

Experience the warmth of Matisse’s works and delight in their unique presence. Don’t miss the chance to be inspired by the warmth of Matisse’s message.

2,000won discount for SAC Patrons and SAC Gold(2 tickets per person), 2,000won for SAC Blue and Green(2 tickets per person)

Three-level building with six exhibition halls

  • 10:00 ~ 19:00
  • Closed on Mondays

Hangaram Art MuseumAn open space at the Seoul Arts Center.

The museum has three levels above ground and one level underground with six galleries , storage rooms, and art shops, which are equipped with temperature and humidity adjustment and lighting facilities. gallery 1 and 2 are located on the first floor, gallery 3 and 4 on the second floor, and gallery 5 and 6 on the third floor. Cafe Matisse is located in the center of the lobby while an art shop is located next to the entrance on the first floor, selling books , accessories , art works, etc.

Floor Plan

Plan of the first floor of Hangaram Museum of Art
Plan of the second floor of Hangaram Museum of Art
A plan on the third floor of Hangaram Museum of Art도

Available facilities & services at the Hangaram Art Museum

  • Information Desk
    Situated on the first level of the museum, the information desk provides stroller rental service and wheelchair rental service
Note for Ticket Purchases, Refunds and Exchanges

All performances, except for children-specific ones, are suitable for elementary school students and older. If proof of age cannot be provided, entry will not be permitted regardless of ticket possession or accompaniment by a guardian. (Excluding performances aimed at children.)

The maximum number of tickets allowed to be purchased per online order (pc, mobile) is 10. If you would like to purchase more than 10 tickets for a group, please call the Service Plaza (1668-1352)

Lost tickets are non-refundable or non-exchangeable as tickets are value instrument papers

We are not responsible for the tickets by individual transactions other than purchase through specified ticketing system or Service Plaza

Cancellation Fees
Cancellation Fees
Classification Cancellation fee Note
10 days before the event No charge  
9 days to 1 day before the event 10% of paid amount In case of tickets purchased up to 3 days before the performance, there will be no cancellation fee if cancelled on the day of the purchase
(call: ~20:00 /
visit Service Plaza: ~20:00(Tue~Sun), ~18:00(Mon) /
homepage or mobile: ~23:59)
On the day of the event Seoul Arts Center’s planned event 90% of paid amount 2 hours before the event starts
(Non refundable at Box Office)
Rental event Non refundable 1 day before the event

※ Cancellation Fees for Exhibition Tickets:
- Tickets with Time Slots: Cancellation fees apply according to the same standards as for rental performances at the Seoul Arts Center
- General Exhibition Tickets: There is no cancellation fee until 7 days after ticket purchase, and a 10% cancellation fee is charged from the 8th day onwards.
Payment methods
  • Credit card (or check card)

    Payable up to the event day

    • * Homepage(PC/Mobile)
    • * Box Office
    • * Service Plaza (Information & Tickets)
  • Virtual account

    Payable up to 5 days before the event day

    • * Homepage(PC/Mobile)

Refund by payment methods ※ A refund is only possible with the same payment method as used in booking

  • Credit card (or check card)

    Approval cancellation by credit card company

    • * Within 4 to 5 days from the requested date
    • * Under the rules of refund by relevant credit card company
    • * Cancellation fee will be charged to customer’s credit card
  • Virtual account

    Refund to the account in the name which the reservation is made in

    • * Within 2 working days from the requested date
    • * Refund after deducting cancellation fee
Ticket Cancellation Information
  • Booking online

    To cancel a reservation, a customer can check the reservation details in My Page on the website or through Service Plaza (1668-1352)

  • Phone booking

    To cancel a reservation, a customer can check the reservation details in My Page on the website or through Service Plaza (1668-1352).

  • If a customer received booked tickets through visiting Service Plaza or mail delivery.

    A customer must return tickets to Service Plaza until one (1) day before event day to get a refund. (Service Plaza Operating Times : Mon 09:00~18:00 / Tue~Sun- 09:00~20:00)

  • ※ Partial Cancellation

    • Partial Cancellation is allowed EXCEPT FOR the tickets paid by gift card, and special offer like ‘buy one get one free’ ticket. For more information and inquiry, please call Service Plaza (1668-1352)
How to receive a ticket
  • Box Office
    • * Ticket pickup at venue on the event day
    • * It operates one and a half hours prior to the start of a performance through its intermission
    • * Without a break, it operates until 30 minutes after the start of the performance
  • Service Plaza
    • * Located in the Vitamin Station
    • * Operating Times : Mon 09:00~18:00/Tue-Sun 09:00~20:00 (All the year around)
    • * Inquiry: 1668-1352
    • * Not for tickets booked through other ticket agency’s sales channel
  • Ticket Delivery
    • * Mail delivery request: available only for a ticket booked no later than 2 weeks (14 days) before event day
    • * Delivery charge: prepayment KRW 3,200 per delivery
    • * Time it takes a ticket to arrive: within 5 working days from mail delivery request
  • Note for receiving a ticket
    • Customers who have benefited from discounts (e.g. discount coupons and membership discounts, special discounts for the disabled, national merits, SAC Teens, noble members, students, seniors and last-minute tickets) must be able to present proof of eligibility when collecting discounted tickets. If a customer fails to present such certification, he or she must pay for the full ticket price to enter the venue.
    • The Box Office is very crowded when an event is about to begin. We strongly recommend collecting your ticket at least 30 minutes before the performance starts.

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