Introducing MMCA For Those Who Want To Enjoy Artwork in Korea

MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea)

It’s a contemporary art museum, established in 1969. The museum has around 10,000 artworks, including artworks by renowned Korean and international contemporary artists. 

MMCA has four branches: Seoul, Deoksugung, Gwacheon, and Cheongju.

With diverse exhibitions and events, many Koreans and tourists visit MMCA to appreciate and enjoy artwork. It runs permanent and special exhibitions. 

If you’re planning to visit Korea, you won’t be disappointed to add MMCA to your schedule! 

1. 서울 Seoul

???? Address: 30, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 
⏰ Hour: Monday ~ Friday, Sunday 10:00 – 18:00, Wednesday, Saturday 10:00 – 21:00

  • Is located next to Gyeongbokgung Palace.
  • Is right in the center of Seoul city.
  • Is most accessible of the four branches.

2. 덕수궁 Deoksugung

???? Address: 99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 
⏰ Hour: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday 10:00 – 18:00, Wednesday, Saturday 10:00 – 21:00

  • Is located inside Deoksugung Palace. You need to pay the entrance fee (1,000 KRW) for the palace to visit the museum.
  • Has many artworks from the late period of the Joseon Dynasty to the pre-liberation period.

3. 과천 Gwacheon

???? Address: 313, Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
⏰ Hour: Tuesday ~ Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 (closed on Monday)

  • Is located inside the Seoul Grand Park.
  • Was the center of the MMCA branches before the Seoul branch opened.
  • Has one of the most famous video artworks by Paik Nam June, ‘The More, The Better.’

4. 청주 Cheongju

???? Address: 314, Sangdang-ro, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do
⏰ Hour: Tuesday ~ Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

  • Was built as a storage and conservation center to preserve the collections of MMCA. There are exhibitions as well.
  • The building was originally a tobacco manufacturing building.

You need to make a reservation first.

Visit and book a ticket!

More detailed information is on the website.

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