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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [MMCA Seoul] (국립현대미술관 (서울관))

  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [MMCA Seoul] (국립현대미술관 (서울관))
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [MMCA Seoul] (국립현대미술관 (서울관))
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [MMCA Seoul] (국립현대미술관 (서울관))
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [MMCA Seoul] (국립현대미술관 (서울관))

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Address
30, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 삼청로 30 (소격동)
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-3701-9500
Operating Hours
10:00-18:00 (Wed, Sat - Until 21:00) * Last admission: 1 hour before closing.
Closed
New Year’s Day, Seollal (Lunar New Year’s Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day)
Length of Tour
About 2 hrs
  • Information
    Introduction
    In 2013, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea opened a new branch in Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu at the former site of the Defense Security Command. The announcement for the construction of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (MMCA Seoul) came out in 2009, and the architecture for the museum was selected through idea proposals and an architectural design competition in 2010. What makes the Seoul branch different from the others is that it introduced Korea’s traditional architectural concept of ‘madang’, which is a spacious courtyard where people can come in and gather together to socialize. MMCA Seoul's building is also designed to harmonize with the surrounding nature around the city.

    Equipped with facilities including a reference center, a project gallery theater and a multipurpose hall, MMCA Seoul strives to accommodate every mode of new artistic endeavor and to communicate with the public. The site is where Korea’s historical and political developments were achieved. Most of the old buildings are gone but a few still remains to remind people of its significant role.


    Founding Organization
    Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

    Managing Organization
    National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

    Structure Size
    Exhibition area: 8,789㎡

    Exhibition Hall Information
    Exhibition Hall, Office, Storage, Membership Lounge, Cafe, etc.

    Restrooms
    Available

    Facilities for the Handicapped
    Handicap parking spaces available, Free admission, wheelchair rental available, elevator, restroom, wheelchair spaces in the auditorium

    Admission / Participation Fees

    Single Admission: 4,000 won

    * Evening hours: 18:00-21:00 Scheduled Exhibit: Free admission

    * Discount (Group or Affiliate Credit Cards)


    Groups: For groups of 10 or more - 20% (Limited to groups with reservations made 5 days in advance)


    * Free Admission

    - Less than 24 years or 65 years and above

    - Undergraduate students

    - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Membership Holders

    - Museum, Art Museum Curator (MMCA members)

    - Teacher in charge of students

    - Guardians or people with disabilties

    * Free admission for scheduled exhibits: Culture Day - last Wednesday of every month




    Credit Cards Accepted
    Accepted

    Parking Facilities
    Available

    Parking Fee
    Paid parking lot

    Homepage
    mmca.go.kr (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

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