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Arko Art Center (아르코미술관)

  • Arko Art Center (아르코미술관)
  • Arko Art Center (아르코미술관)
  • Arko Art Center (아르코미술관)
  • Arko Art Center (아르코미술관)
  • Arko Art Center (아르코미술관)
  • Arko Art Center (아르코미술관)

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3, Dongsung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-760-4850~3
Operating Hours
* Last admission is 30 minute before closing.
* Subject to change depending on site circumstances.
Every Monday, New Year's Day, the Day of Seollal (Lunar New Year's Day) & Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day), Christmas Day
  • Information
    Arko Art Gallery, an exhibition facility included in Korea Arts & Culture Service, opened in May 1979 at the site of Seoul National University. Located in Daehangno, the center of Korean culture and art production, Arko Gallery building was designed by architect Kim Soogeun and his red brick building became a signature symbol of Daehangno. Therefore the building was designated as Seoul’s Future Heritage in 2013 for its preservation value as history of architecture.

    The exhibition hall was rented out for planned exhibitions to support art groups and individual artists at the time when there was a lack of galleries in Korea. As time went by, more public and private galleries were established in the late 1980’s. At that time the Arko Art Gallery started to focus on their own planned exhibition spaces. In the late 1990’s, it strengthened professionalism as a public gallery, changing a new paradigm of contemporary art as a leading gallery. After 2005, Korea Arts & Culture Service changed to Korea Arts & Culture Committee and then Arko Art Gallery began art director systems to enhance its operational responsibilities and expertise.

    Arko Art Gallery features a facility producing Korean contemporary art and duscourse regarding this and offers experiential planned exhibitions and various educational programs to implement convergence between genre and medias. Also, it creates strong international and regional networks and constructs global networks by diverse collaborating programs. It also plays in a role to support rising artists with separate subsidiary facilities like Insa Art Space as well as archive, seminar rooms, and project café to give a venue for active conversation about arts.

    Structure Size
    1st floor - 3rd floor, each floor 462㎡

    Age Limit for Activities
    Open to visitors of all age.

    Main Facilities
    Exhibition Hall 1, Exhibition Hall 2, Children Lecture Room, Archive, Library, Etc.

    Subsidiary Facilities
    Internet Café

    Admission / Participation Fees
    Free (Varies by exhibition)
    * Refer to the homepage for more admission information.

    Parking Facilities

    Phone-reservation required for groups of students (kindergarten, elementary, junior high and high school)
    Inquiry: +82-2-760-4614

    General Overview
    Space rentals (Seminar room) available
    * Inquiries: +82-2-760-4607

    Homepage (Korean, English)

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