MMCA Branches

Museum in Nature
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon(MMCA Gwacheon), designed by architect Tae-Soo Kim, opened in 1986. The building offers a superb balance of traditional spatial design and modern functionalities, while the surrounding scenic vistas are a popular spot for visiting families. MMCA Gwacheon consists of eight exhibition galleries, holding special and permanent exhibitions, as well as the Children’s Museum. The outdoor sculpture garden introduces art to a natural setting, while the indoor galleries showcase Korean contemporary art. MMCA Gwacheon provides visitors with a wonderful experience of modern art.
Gwacheon ⓒ남궁선
Museum in the City
In November 2013, MMCA Seoul opened on Samcheong-ro, often known as “Culture Street,” an area with a long and distinguished legacy as the political and cultural center of Seoul. During the Joseon period (1392-1910), the Samcheong-ro district was the site of many esteemed institutions, including Sogyeokseo (the national Taoist temple), Jongchinbu (Office of Royal Genealogy), Kyujanggak (Royal Library). Moreover, after the Korean War, the area was home to the Korean Armed Forces Capital Hospital and the Defense Security Command. MMCA Seoul is an art and culture complex equipped with exhibition and education buildings, digital lab, multiproject hall, and theater. It offers a wide range of exhibitions, film, performances, and education programs through which visitors can appreciate modern and contemporary art. Located adjacent to Gyeongbokgung Palace in the heart of the capital, MMCA Seoul aims to be an open museum connecting with visitors from Korea and abroad. Through its collection of inspirational contemporary art, the museum provides enriching artistic experiences amidst the bustling city center
Seoul ⓒ남궁선

Seoul Art Zone

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Art Zone which was born in collaboration with Korean National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and Hyundai Motor Company, is now expanding the communication channel for customers through promoting cultural products, introducing new generation artists and cultivating new art products. The first zone is for the craft artists and their artwork. The second zone is for industrial design artworks and products related to newly created design artworks from the museum. The third gallery is focused on textile fashion products and exhibition catalogue, international art books. Introduce exhibition products developed for exhibitions in National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

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Museum in an Ancient Palace
In 1998, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung (MMCA Deoksugung) opened in the Seokjojeon annex on the Deoksugung Palace grounds (the first modern stone building in Korea) with the aim of defining the cultural identity of Koreans by presenting the history and development of Korean modern art. The west wing of Seokjojeon, established in 1938, is one of Korea’s most representative modern architectural structures. MMCA Deoksugung accommodates both the modern and contemporary art of Korea and international art from different time periods, mainly from the 1900s to 1960s. It specializes in seeking out and researching modern art and exhibiting and preserving it. In addition, the museum also develops and provides various education programs, publishes art books, and promotes international exchange in the various areas of modern art through a wide range of projects.
Deoksugung ⓒ김용관
Museum in the National Art Conservation Center
MMCA Cheongju, which is scheduled to open in December 2018, will be an institution dedicated to enhancing the national standard of art and culture, conserving and utilizing artworks as national assets, and providing the public with more entertaining and enlightening cultural experiences. For example, MMCA Cheongju will be the first museum in Korea to open its conservation center to the general public. Notably, MMCA Cheongju is being constructed within a renovated tobacco factory, which once played a major role in Korea’s modern industry. The new building has been especially designed to utilize energy more efficiently and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As such, the new museum will be a high-profile example of a project combining elements of urban revitalization and historical preservation. With the most advanced facilities for collecting, displaying, and conserving artworks, MMCA Cheongju will safeguard Korea’s cultural heritage for future generations.
Cheongju ⓒ우종덕