The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul (MMCA Seoul), opens its doors to the public for the first time today.
Five special exhibitions will be presented as an anticipation of the program of the new museum, respectively titled: Connecting_Unfoldin, The Aleph Project, Zeitgeist Korea, Site-specific Art Project; Birth of a Museum. The shows will encompass the work of circa 120 artists working in seven disciplines.
In addition to eight galleries, MMCA Seoul is equipped with a film screening theater, library, multi-project hall, audience participation education space, and multiple amenities (including an art zone, restaurant, cafeteria, food court, digital book café, and parking lot), reflecting its goal to act as a multi-cultural space that citizens may readily access in their daily lives.
In conjunction with the inauguration, the museum will also present a rich performance and film program, as well an assortment of customized educational activities.
MMCA Seoul aims to be a “comprehensive museum integrating the past and future in the present,” a “central museum for Korean art in enhancing global diversity,” and an “open museum inducing cultural development.”