National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Category : Museums/Galleries
Jan 06, 2017

Introduction

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (MMCA Seoul), opened on Samcheong-dong Street, which is also known as the “Culture Street,” in November 2013. MMCA Seoul is an art and culture complex equipped with exhibition and education buildings, digital lab, multi-project hall, and theater. It offers a wide range of exhibitions, movies, performances, and education programs through which visitors can appreciate modern and contemporary art and gain exposure to the various genres of art. MMCA Seoul pursues a creative approach to modern and contemporary art in order to generate a dynamic and open environment where the general public can gain an understanding and affinity for the arts.The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul (MMCA Seoul), opened on Samcheong-dong Street, which is also known as the “Culture Street,” in November 2013. MMCA Seoul is an art and culture complex equipped with exhibition and education buildings, digital lab, multi-project hall, and theater. It offers a wide range of exhibitions, movies, performances, and education programs through which visitors can appreciate modern and contemporary art and gain exposure to the various genres of art. MMCA Seoul pursues a creative approach to modern and contemporary art in order to generate a dynamic and open environment where the general public can gain an understanding and affinity for the arts.

The window of the future, the window of the culture

MI of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea is MMCA, which is from the initials of its English full name, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art so that it is easy to understand In terms of design, it is three-dimensional and spatial through irregular combinations which are not following traditional rules, to expresses "the window of the future, the window of the culture" of greatly improving the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

 

Facilities

 

ART ZONE

Showing the identity of the MMCA Seoul shop and selling the merchandise related to MI, exhibition, education

Hyundai Motor Company CI Art Zone with Hyundai Motor Company

Hours : Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun - 10:00~18:00

Wed, Sat - 10:00~21:00

Location: The first floor of the office building

Merchandise: Goods related to exhibitions, professional books, various art goods

TEL : +82-2-3701-9870

 

Cafeteria

Café GRANO

Café Grano is an Italian restaurant within the gallery offering fresh salads, pasta, and panini.

Hours : Mon - Closed

Wed, Sat - 10:00~21:00

Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun - 10:00~18:00

Location: Exhibition building 1st floor next to lobby

(Visitors can be accessed via the Museum Madang entrance)

Price drink: 3,500~8,000 won

Price food: 9,000~19,000 won

TEL : +82-2-734-1330

 

Food court

Food Court SEOUL

The food court offers a wide range of Korean food and drinks at reasonable prices.

Hours : Mon - Closed

Wed, Sat - 10:00~21:00

Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun - 10:00~19:00

Location: Located on the first floor of the education building

Price drink: 2,500 ~ 5,000 won

Price food: 7,000 ~ 9,000 won

TEL : +82-2-733-0067

 

Tea House OSULLOC

OSULLOC is a tea house with a fascinating view of the MMCA Seoul garden and the streets of Samcheong-dong.

Hours : Mon - Closed

Wed, Sat - 10:00~21:00

Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun - 10:00~18:00

Location: Located between Digital Library and Bukchon-gil

Price: 4,800 ~ 8,500 won

TEL : +82-2-739-9293

 

Multi-project Hall

The first basement floor of the exhibition building, visitors can find Multi-project Hall. As a cultural art space for interdisciplinary art, exhibition, performance, and education, the Multi-project hall is well-equipped to showcase works of contemporary art that span many genres.

 

Theater

MMCA Film and Video

Located on the first basement floor of the exhibition building, visitors can find MMCA Film and Video. Various film programs are held, including art and experimental film screenings and international film festivals.

Main facilities 

- Total 122 seats (including 2 wheelchairs spaces)

- Projection: DLP Projector (3D HD)

- Projection screen: Silver screen, 1.85:1

- Audio: DOLBY, DTS 5.1

 

Parking

Hours : Monday to Sunday, 08:00~23:00

※ Way to Parking lots: Use the education center elevator after the closing hour of the museum.

Parking lots on floors B2 & B3

Cars with 15 passengers or less

2,000won for first 1 hours (500won for every additional 15minutes)

Daily Maximum Fee: 15,000won

50% Discount: Men of national merit or their bereaved family, the handicapped, lightweight vehicles of 1,000cc displacement or less, hybrid vehicles, and low-emission cars

Road ViewLocation

Address : 30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong

Location : Seoul-si > Jongno-gu

Directions

Using Subway

- Next to Exit 1, Ankuk Station, Line No. 3.
14 minute walk from Exit No. 1 from Ankuk Station, Line No. 3

- Next to Exit 2, Gwanghwamun Station, Line No. 5.
17 minute walk from Exit No. 2 from Gwanghwamun Station, Line No. 2

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Since opening its door in 1969, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Korea has lived through the history of Korean art. In the process, MMCA established itself as a representat > READ MORE

Since opening its door in 1969, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Korea has lived through the history of Korean art. In the process, MMCA established itself as a representative institution of Korean modern art.

The museum’s four branches, including Gwacheon (opened in 1986), Deoksugung (opened in 1998), Seoul (opened in 2013), and Cheongju (expected to open in 2017), each in its own way, will continue to carry out MMCA’s commitment to the art and culture of Korea by enriching the first-hand cultural experience of the viewing public.

MMCA’s foremost mission is to offer a culturally rewarding experience to its visitors.
We will remain committed to this mission for many generations to come. > Less more
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Address : 30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03062
TEL : +82-2-3701-9500

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