Arario Museum in Space

Art, Galleries Jongno-gu
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Taking an office building constructed by architect Kim Swoo-geun in 1971, the space went under a transformation in 2014 to become the Contemporary Art Museum that it is today. As it was built by such respected architect, the original structure was left almost untouched—the building itself was preserved and treated as a piece of art. Although the building did take on an extension in 1977, it has low ceilings, narrow staircases, and windows of all shapes and sizes, as it was modeled after traditional building conventions. Inside the maze-like lair lies the well curated collection owned by domestic artist "Ci Kim" or Kim Chang-il, one of Seoul's most well-known art collectors. As the gallery is also equipped with a bakery, café, and restaurant completely incased in glass, you'll find plenty to occupy yourself with at Arario in Space, even if you are not very fond of fine art.


Venue name: Arario Museum in Space
Address: 83, Yulgok-ro
Opening hours: Daily 10am–7pm
Transport: Anguk Station (Line 3), exit 3.
Price: Adults 10,000 won, youth (ages 14–19) 6,000 won, children (ages 11–13) 4,000 won
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