The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea (MMCA) is the premier institution for modern and contemporary art in Korea. It is located in Seoul, South Korea and was established in 1969. The MMCA has a total of three locations across the country, including its main location in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province) near Seoul.
The MMCA’s main building was designed by renowned Korean architect Kim Swoo-geun, who also designed the Korean pavilion at Expo ’70 in Osaka. The exterior features a series of curved glass walls and is surrounded by green spaces and gardens.
Inside, visitors can explore galleries featuring the work of leading international and Korean artists from the 20th century to present day. The museum also includes an auditorium, research center, library, cafe, restaurant, and gift shop.
The MMCA offers a variety of educational programs such as lectures, workshops, symposia, film screenings and performances that are open to the public. It also holds regular exhibitions showcasing works of modern and contemporary art from around the world as well as works from its own collection which includes over 12000 pieces spanning traditional Korean art to international contemporary art.
In addition to its main location in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), the MMCA also has two satellite locations: one in Busan (the second largest city in South Korea) which focuses on contemporary art; and one in Cheongju (a city located north of Seoul) which focuses on traditional Korean art.
The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea is an important institution for both local Koreans as well as visitors from abroad who have an interest in modern and contemporary art. With its three locations across the country offering diverse exhibitions ranging from traditional Korean art to international contemporary works it provides visitors with an opportunity to explore a wide range of artwork from around the world.
Conclusion: The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Korea is located in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province), near Seoul with two additional satellite locations located Busan (the second largest city in South Korea) focusing on contemporary art;and one located in Cheongju (a city located north of Seoul) focusing on traditional Korean art.