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The Art Scene of Korea

SeoulTheJourney loves the art vibe offered by Seoul and South Korea. Without a doubt, the MMCA, and the Whanki gallery are among our favourites.

The art scene in Seoul, South Korea is diverse and vibrant, with a mix of traditional and contemporary art on display throughout the city.

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) is a great starting point for those looking to explore the contemporary art scene in Seoul. The museum has several branches, with the main branch located in Gwacheon, just outside of the city. This branch features works by both Korean and international artists, and has a focus on contemporary art. It continues to grow!

Another popular destination for contemporary art lovers is the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), which is located in the heart of the city and features works by both established and emerging Korean artists. The museum also has a focus on contemporary art, and regularly hosts exhibitions and events. Take advantage of their several outpots across the city. Check out our blog on the Buk-Seoul SEMA.

For those interested in traditional art, the National Palace Museum of Korea is a must-see destination. This museum is located in the historic Gyeongbokgung Palace and features a wide range of traditional Korean art, including ceramics, calligraphy, and painting. The museum also offers traditional Korean music and dance performances, which are a great way to experience the culture of Korea.

In addition to the museums, there are also a number of galleries and art spaces in Seoul that are worth visiting. The Insa Art Center is a popular destination for those interested in contemporary art and regularly features exhibitions by emerging Korean artists. The Ilmin Museum of Art is another notable art space, which focuses on contemporary art and regularly hosts exhibitions, lectures, and other events.

Another gem is the AmorePacific Museum of Art.

Overall, the art scene in Seoul is diverse and exciting, with something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re interested in traditional art or contemporary art, you’ll find plenty of options to explore in this vibrant city. Visitors can also experience art in different ways, from visiting museums, art centers, and galleries to observing street art and graffiti that are scattered throughout the city.

Be sure to check out the Korean International Art Festvial.

Don’t forget to visit the new HiKR Art Gallery see our blog here.


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