Seoul Museum of Art, Seosomun Annex Building

Museums, Art and design Jung-gu
Seoul Museum of Art, Seosomun Annex Building
Photography courtesy of Seoul Museum of Art

Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), established in 1988, may be distinguished by its characteristic arched façades, but the interior of the building is surprisingly prim and modern in comparison. The museum was first built on the grounds of Gyunghuigung Palace in Jongno-gu, but as the palace went through a major restoration process in 2002, it made the move to its current home, the former Supreme Court building. Exhibitions primarily showcase local Korean artists, but the museum also works with foreign museums for special exhibitions like the ‘Media City Seoul’ Biennale. As SeMA’s goal is to communicate with the general public, the museum holds various interactive programs such as lunch events where views can meet the artists and engage in casual yet constructive discussions.


Venue name: Seoul Museum of Art, Seosomun Annex Building
Address: 61 Deoksugung-gil
Opening hours: Tue–Fri 10am–8pm; Sat, Sun, National Holidays 10am–7pm (Mar–Oct); 10am–6pm (Nov–Feb). Closed Mon
Transport: City Hall Station (Lines 1, 2), exits 1, 11 or 12
Price: Fees vary by exhibition
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