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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung [MMCA Deoksugung] 국립현대미술관(덕수궁관)

  • +82-2-2188-6114
  • www.moca.go.kr
99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung was originally built as an annex to the National Museum of Contemporary Art. It specializes in seeking out and researching modern art, and also in exhibiting and preserving it. You can see classical works of modern art when you visit National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung. Because it uses the Seokjojeon annex inside the Deoksugung Palace as its exhibition space, the center maintains a unique traditional atmosphere. On the first floor are the administrative office and the audiovisual room, and the second floor has planned exhibitions of modern art in exhibition rooms one and two. The third floor has exhibitions three and four, where works selected as best modern art by the National Museum of Contemporary Art are displayed all year around. You can see modern works such as paintings in Indian ink, colorings, oil paintings, and sculptures. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Deoksugung has "Art Center With the Citizens" as its motto. Besides the exhibitions, the center has various performances such as music and mime. Lectures or seminars on artists' works are also held often and are popular with tourists. The "Citizen's Park" outside the museum is frequented by many people who go there to relax. Tourists can take a breather here as well, so be sure to make use of it.

Utilization information

・Information : • 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330
(Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2022-0600

・Closed : Every Monday, New Year's Day

・Admission Fees : * Admission fee is charged differently according to the exhibition. Please refer to the museum website for details.

*Tickets for all exhibition at MMCA Deoksugung: Free (limited to permanent exhibitions only).

・Operating Hours : Tue, Thu, Fri, and Sun: 10:00-19:00
Wed and Sat: 10:00-21:00
※ Last admission: 1 hr before closing
※ The time and schedules are subject to change depending on the exhibition.

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Reservations

Reservation is required for a group of 20 or more people  
Inquiries: +82-2-2188-6236

Access

[Subway]
Get off at City Hall Station (Seoul Subway Line 1, 2) and Exit 2 or 12.

99, Sejong-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul


Traffic information

  • Subway Line 2 City Hall (시청)- 233.4m
  • Subway Line 1 City Hall (시청)- 233.4m
  • Subway Line 5 Gwanghwamun (Sejong Center for the Performing Arts) (광화문(세종문화회관))- 562.6m
  • Subway Line 2 Euljiro 1(il)ga (을지로입구)- 659.9m

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