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Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

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Seoul Museum of Art displays modern and contemporary paintings, videos, installations, sculptures, and photography of local and international artists. Six exhibition halls and three lecture halls stretch throughout three floors, while large windows fill the interior with natural light. The minimalistic design and white walls lend to an airy feel. The museum hosts a number of special exhibitions; check out current offerings on the website, as they can change quickly. The site offers a lounge, bookstore, and cafeteria. Outside, stroll around the adjacent park and see more contemporary sculptures scattered around. Put Seoul Museum of Art into our Seoul trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Seoul.
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  • August 21, 2017
    I'm so happy my friend was really into art and we went to Seoul Museum of Art or SeMA behind Deoksugung Palace. Aside from it was extremely hot out, and the peopl were flocking either because of the a...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    located in the old building of the supremem Court Museum of art welcomes interesting works see
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  • July 19, 2017
    I guess I didn't really do my homework too well, because I was delighted and impressed by the Seoul M of A way beyond my expectations. Great collections, lovely building, thoughtfully set out and desi...  more »
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  • June 25, 2017
    Great museum! Very well kept exhibits and free entry! There are lockers to store your bags, bathrooms on every floor, and even a water dispenser on the first floor. There's also a cafe and library. Easy to find, and if you go on weekends there might be an open market as well. Highly recommend going!
  • May 30, 2017
    A small art gallery. It is worth a visit but not worth centering the day around it. Takes around 30 minutes to see everything. Interesting but small.
  • July 7, 2017
    This place is a great. You can see multiple exhibitions there and without paying anything.
  • June 26, 2017
    Very nice place. It has own cafe and library inside.
  • May 21, 2017
    It was under construction when my mom and i went unfortunately but from what was available, we were pleased

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