BTS have worked with Google Arts & Culture Lab to share their favourite pieces of art. BTS x Street Galleries is a platform which allows fans of the K-pop megaband to take virtual tours of locations that have special meaning for the band, while learning about the seven musicians’ taste in art. This coincided with the band’s ninth anniversary last month, when they announced their hiatus.
Several of the places featured hold special meaning for the band, and were where important moments in the band’s nine-year history occurred.
Suga, for example, placed his selections—one of them Wenceslaus Holler’s Concert of Cherubs on Earth, a 1646 print of seven cherubs, echoing the number of BTS members—at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the location of the band’s first major international performance. RM placed his street gallery in Namdaemun, Seoul, where the band kicked off their 2021 global concert, choosing to talk about works by JMW Turner and Georges Seurat as well as a traditional Korean “moon jar”. Meanwhile, Jimin chose to display his selections against Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands, where the band performed during their Love Yourself tour.