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“Wonderful museum! don't miss it”

MMCA - National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Gwacheon
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Owner description: Since 1986 this fine arts museum has been a cornerstone of Korean culture and art education.
Reviewed November 12, 2013

High class museum, wonderful shows and a great permanent collection. Don't miss Yayoy Kusama's pumpkin outside, Niki de Saint Phalle's woman and Nam June Paik's installations. The Hockney current display is a one painting exhibition (the one from his documentary film). The museum is surrounded by a wide and beautiful sculpture garden.
The museum is located in "Seoul grand Park" that includes also a zoo, an entertainment park, a romantic cable car for couples and marvelous landscapes, so you can spend there a day without a problem whether you're solo, duo or a family.

1  Thank LeeLee1987
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

The museum is at the Seoul Grand Park. As the park has the Seoul Zoo (one of the largest in the world) and the Seoul Land Amusement Park, don't visit on a weekend as crowds are overwhelming. A great collection of modern and contemporary art. A beautiful building with a wonderful sculpture garden. There is a shuttle from the subway station but it doesn't operate when the traffic is heavy. The sky tram from the park ends very near the entrance to the museum so you can ride on the spy tram to the Museum!

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Huge of collection of contemporary art in a gorgeous location surrounded by forested hills that will look stunning in autumn (but also now in winter). It has to be one the greatest modern art museums in the world. Entrance is free on the last Saturday of every month, so that's the day to go. The location means you don't feel you are in a city at all, it is efectively a trip into nature. The drawback, of course, is that there is no dropping in -you need to make a special journey and then catch the (free) shuttle bus from the underground station. A hassle, but absolutely worth it. The museum shop is sadly not quite a match for the museum (it looks like what I think must be a very spacious prison cell). Likewise the (Italian) in-house restaurant doesn't look particularly interesting, but don't let this hold you back, it is a fantastic museum. The coffee kiosk outside is much nicer and will allow you enjoy the garden and mountain views.

2  Thank Steven G
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

For visitors that often steer away from contemporary art, this museum may be a great introduction. Firstly, the excellent facility and grounds are pleasant to explore. The exhibits are unique, and the video art by Korean Artist Nam June Paik are world famous.

While contemporary art is not always my "cup of tea", I could easily appreciate this museum. The sculptures on the museum grounds are also worth browsing.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This museum is set on beautiful grounds... Having garden art as well as a wonderful exhibit inside. Great place to spend the day~~

1  Thank Bobby091
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