National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon [국립현대미술관 과천관]

The Last Empress (2018-19); Emergency Couple (2014); Secret Garden (2010-11)

The exterior of this museum appears as the royal history museum in which the Empress Dowager Kang (Shin Eun-Kyung) has to do her social service hours by cleaning it in episode 37 of The Last Empress/Empress’s Dignity (황후의 품격) (SBS, 2018-19) and Oh Ssu-ni’s (Jang Na-ra) father and sister see to her doing it right.

Kim Joo-won (Hyun Bin) has a mat-seon date with Yoon Seul (Kim Sa-Rang) at this museum in episode 1 of Secret Garden (시크릿 가든) (SBS, 2010-11).

Also seen in Emergency Couple (응급남녀) (tvN, 2014).

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This is the main branch of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art [국립현대미술관 과천관]; another branch is located in Seoul. This main branch is located in Gwacheon’s neighborhood Makgye-dong [막계동]. The museum, together with amusement park Seoul Land [서울랜드], is part of the larger cultural complex Seoul Grand Park [서울대공원].
The installation The More The Better (1988) that is made out of 1003 television screens and is very prominently featured in Secret Garden, was made by Paik Nam-june, a South Korean pioneer of video art, to celebrate the Seoul Olympic Games. The tower that it is housed in in the MMCA, was especially build for this art piece.

Address
313 Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
경기 과천시 광명로 313
(막계동 산 58-4)
Geolocation: 37.431232, 127.020172

Getting here
Seoul Grand Park Station [대공원역 (서울랜드)], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 1, 2 or 3

— submitted by Marion KDL

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Gwacheon-si 427-080 Gyeonggi-do KR
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