Museums & Art Galleries

 

These are places that I’ve been or that I plan to visit — this is not a comprehensive list by any means!  There are a lot of galleries in Seoul…  I haven’t yet added a lot of my favorites — in particular the Seoul Arts Center, the National Museum of Korea & the MMCA — and so most of the initial information (& thus mostly in the “plan to visit” category) has been copied from the Art & Seoul magazine website, and I’ve been validating the details and adding links to Google maps.  The Blouin Art Info website also has news about Korean art.  There are lots more I’ve not gotten to listing never mind visiting, e.g., see the list at http://www.exploringkorea.com/museums-in-seoul/


Seoul Museum of Art
Museum
Modern art in the old Supreme Court building (only the front facade remains).  Only temporary exhibits, so worth revisiting from time to time.  There are 4 other locations in addition to the location listed below.
sema.seoul.go.kr/global/eindex.jsp
Misulgwan-gil 30 (Seosomun-dong 37), Jung-gu, Seoul 100-813
Metro: City Hall (Lines 1 & 4)
Tel. +82-2-2124-8800
map

National Museum of Korea
Museum
Wide selection of Korean art though the ages, plus excellent special exhibits (both Korean & non-Korean)
www.museum.go.kr/site/main/index002
137, Seoubinggo-ro(168-6, Yongsan-dong 6-ga), Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 140-797
Metro Ichon (Line 4 & Jungang Line)
Tel : +82-2-2077-9000
map

MMCA Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art
Museum
The name says it all… Several locations, of which I’ve only been to the large new museum next to the palace, in Jongno-gu, Seoul, which has mostly Korean modern & contemporary art.
www.mmca.go.kr/eng/
– Seoul: 30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-200 / Tel: +82-2-3701-9500
Metro: Gwanghwamun (Line 5) or Anguk ro Gyeongbokgung (both Line 3) / map
– Gwacheon: 313 Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwancheon-si, Gyeonggi-do 427-701 / Tel: +82-2-2188-6000
– Deoksugung: 99 Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-120 / Tel: +82-2-2188-6000


Alternative Space Loop
Gallery
www.galleryloop.com
335-11 Seokyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul 121-836
Tel. +82-2-3141-1074
(hours not specified on website)
map

Arko Art Center
Museum
arkoartcenter.or.kr
3, Dongsung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Tel. +82-2-760-4850
11:00-20:00 (March-October) / 11:00-19:00 (November-February)
map

Artsonje Center
Museum
artsonje.org
87 Yulgok-ro 3-gil  (144-2, Sokeuk-dong), Jongno-gu Seoul 110-200
Tel: +82-2-733-8945
11:00-19:00, Closed on Mondays
map

Corner Art Space
Gallery
cornerartspace.org
1F. 580-6 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Tel: 070-7779-8860
(hours not specified on website)
map


—- from Art & Seoul magazine, not yet updated —

Daelim Museum
Museum
www.daelimmuseum.org
Tongui-dong 35-1, Jongno-gu, Seoul

DOOSAN Gallery
Gallery
www.doosangallery.com
Doosan Art Center 1F, 15, Jongno 33-gil, Seoul

Gaain Gallery
Gallery
www.gaainart.com
110-848 512-2 Pyungchang-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Gallery ARTSIDE
Gallery
www.artside.org
170 Gwanhoondong, Jongnogu, Seoul

Gallery Baton
Gallery
www.gallerybaton.com
1535-12, Seo-cho Dong, Seo-cho Gu, Seoul 137-872

Gallery Dam
Gallery
www.gallerydam.com
7-1 Anguk-dong Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Posted by on 31 Jul 2014

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