Sunday, March 16, 2014

the national museum of modern & contemporary art, korea

mmca 1b mmca 2 the national museum of modern & contemporary art, aka the MMCA, in Korea was established in 1969. i got to visit one of its four branches in seoul which just opened its door last year. located in the old defense security command site in sogyeok-dong, jongno-gu, this is a $230 million modern art museum. apart from the eight exhibition halls in a three-story building with three basement levels, it also has a theater, a seminar room, a cafeteria, & a digital book café. stretching to 2.4 hectares, the grounds face the main royal palace gyeongbokgung across the street & it's this juxtaposition of something old & new that makes it so beautiful
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