The National Museum of Contemporary Art is a definite must-see in the art world of Korea. It’s an interesting space where one can gain an artistic view of the intersection of Korea’s once xenophobic culture with its current open embrace of the outside world.
Though not as famous as the Seoul Museum of Art, its mission to foster the valuable and challenging works of modern Korean artists makes it well worth your visit. Here are some modern art galleries in the Cheongdam area.
Art Galleries In Cheongdam
A smaller but well-designed space, Gallery EM is an excellent stop for contemporary Korean photography as well as other media.
Hours: Tues – Fri 10 am – 6:30pm / Sat 10am – 6pm Website:galleryem.co.kr Phone: 82 2 544 8145
PKM Trinity Gallery
The PKM Trinity Gallery has more of a Los Angeles vibe, showcasing modern art that will be well-received by a hipper and younger crowd. Come here for thought-provoking art and a relaxing cafe. Visitors under 15 years old are sadly not allowed to enter the exhibition.
Hours: Tue-Sat 10 am – 6 pm. Closed Sun & Mon Website: pkmgallery.com Phone: 82 2 734 9467
Yoondang Art Hall
Last on this list of art galleries in Cheongdam is the Yoondang Art Hall. This gallery, complete with a café and performance hall, manages to be bright and clean without feeling sterile. Visit here for some contemporary fine art from Korean artists, many of whom have studied abroad.