Andrew Russeth is a writer based in Seoul (

‘There’s no denying the power of this museum to move’

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is as powerful as you would expect, but the Hiroshima Museum of Art may catch you unawares

1 Sep 2023
The Osulloc Tea Museum on Jeju Island.

The South Korean island with something for everyone

Andrew Russeth finds that Jeju Island offers everything from a teddy bear museum to masterpieces of modern Korean art

30 Aug 2022
Sun, Moon and Five Peaks (detail; 19th/early 20th century), Korea. National Palace Museum of Korea, Seoul

Majestic heights – the art of kingship at the National Palace Museum of Korea

The museum in Seoul is dedicated to the Joseon dynasty who ruled for more than 500 years, but also contains reminders of Korea’s turbulent 20th-century history

2 Jan 2022
A room with a view: upon arriving in Seoul, art critic Andrew Russeth quarantined in a hotel room with views of landmarks including Gyeongbokgung Palace.

After the long days of quarantine, Seoul’s museums are a salve to the spirit

Mid-pandemic, the art critic Andrew Russeth moved from New York to Seoul. His first stop out of quarantine? A museum, of course

1 Feb 2021
Untitled (n.d.), JB Blunk. Photo: Diego Flores; courtesy JB Blunk Collection and Kasmin

The mischievous and mysterious art of J.B. Blunk

After a lifechanging encounter with Isamu Noguchi, J.B. Blunk dedicated himself to carving out his own path

30 Oct 2020
Tablescape #2, (1999), Robert Kobayashi. Courtesy Susan Inglett Gallery

Showing his metal – the ingenious art of Robert Kobayashi

The artist made paintings and sculptures out of nailed-together strips of metal – and they’re transfixing

1 Oct 2020