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Monday, 26 May 2014

Korean National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province: Contemporary Museum inside Seoul Grand Park

Miu with Pannya at Makgye-dong. Koreans are definitely addressing Miu as Mi-woo in Korean. Coincidentally, Mi-woo is also Korean given name for girls.
Located in 313 Gwangmyeong Avenue/Gwangmyeongno, Makgye-dong san 58-4 beonji, Gwacheon City, Gyeonggi Province - the Korean National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Gwacheon Main Office (Hanja: 國立現代美術館果川本館) displays work by Korean and international modern artists, as well as work by those contemporary artists currently making waves in the art world. 

The museum was established in 1986 after moving its office from Deoksu Palace (Deoksugung) Grounds in Seokjojeon Hall West Wing to the vicinity of Seoul Grand Park Area. Fortunately, the old Deoksugung Office reopened in 1998 and became as Korean National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Deoksugung Annex. The postal code for this museum is 427-701.

As well as its permanent collection, the museum generally presents several special exhibitions, which run for three to four months. For English information on the special exhibitions, visitors should check the Art Exhibitions section of VisitKorea’s “What’s On This Month” calendar, the link to which can be found on the main page. 

Most of the exhibitions can be seen free of charge, although some of the major special exhibitions may charge an admission fee. The museum’s six exhibition galleries are spread over three floors, and includes a children’s gallery. The museum is conveniently located on the outskirts of Seoul near to several other attractions, such as the Seoul Grand Park, and Seoul Land amusement park, so the area makes for a good day trip.