A Day at the Museum The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Since opening its doors on October 20, 1969, the MMCA has led the way in research, collection, exhibition, and international promotion of Korean art as Korea’s one and only national art museum. 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 (opened 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. Boasting a superb natural landscape surrounding the site, MMCA Gwacheon is devoted to various genres of visual arts such as architecture, design, and crafts. Located within a historical site, MMCA Deoksugung showcases modern art from Korea and overseas. In the heart of the city, MMCA Seoul focuses on introducing global contemporary art. With its up-to-date art storage facility, MMCA Cheongju will fulfill the museum’s primary duty to collect, preserve, study, exhibit, and educate. Through its various locations, MMCA functions as a cultural platform that encourages communication and cross-pollination of contemporary art with other various disciplines of art, science, and humanities. MMCA’s foremost mission is to offer a culturally rewarding experience to its visitors.

Google Arts & Culture’s virtual tour takes you through six floors of contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe. Enjoy!

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(Image Credit: NMMCA website)