National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul

Seoul, Korea | South Korea

About the Museum

View of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul. Also showing a view of the courtyard.

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul was created in 2009. Different than the other museums, the Seoul institution introduces Korea's traditional architectural concept of 'madang,' which incorporates a large courtyard for guests can socialize. The MMCA Seoul's building is also designed to harmonize with its surrounding nature around the city.

Equipped with facilities including a reference center, theater, and a multipurpose space. The MMCA is dedicated to accommodating every new mode of creativity and to communicate that with the public. The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art has and does host prestigious names such as Yayoi Kusama, a well known contemporary artist known for her large installations. 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.

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