National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul [국립현대미술관 서울관]

About Time (2018); Why Secretary Kim (2018); Jugglers (2017-2018)

In episode 12 of About Time (멈추고 싶은 순간: 어바웃타임) (tvN, 2018), Jo Jae-yoo (Kim Dong-joon) runs after Choi Michaela (Lee Sung-kyung) outside this museum and tells her to go eat chicken with him (at the Rocket Crispy Chicken restaurant) as his payment to her for borrowing money for his fare.

This is the setting for Yumyung Art Hall, the art center owned by Lee Young-joon’s (Park Seo-joon) company, which appeared in episode 4 of Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018). The Forest of Wisdom library was shown in the drama as being part of this art center. In episode 8, Lee Sung-Yeon’s (Lee Tae-Hwan) book concert takes place here to inaugarate Yumyung Art Hall. When Kim Mi-So (Park Min-Young) sees Lee Young-Joon (Park Seo-Joon) leaving the place, she runs after him and confesses her feelings, which ends with a kiss (finally!).

This was where Jwa Yun-i (Baek Jin-hee) met her art curator ex-boyfriend, Lee Kyung-joon (Sung Joon) in the opening scene of Jugglers (저글러스) (KBS2, 2017-2018) in episode 1, as they analyzed an artwork inspired by The Juggler [Jongleur], a 1930 artwork by French painter Georges Rouault – which was also what gave the drama its title. (The original print is located in MoMA in New York)

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The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art [국립현대미술관 서울관], opened in 2013, is located Seoul’s neighborhood of Sogyeok [Sogyeok-dong/소격동], in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구]. This is considered a branch museum; the main museum is located in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do.

Address
30 Samcheong-ro, Sogyeok-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 삼청로 30
(서울특별시 종로구 소격동 165)
Geolocation: 37.5794091, 126.9803691
Geolocation About Time: 37.579694, 126.981246
Geolocation kiss Why Secretary Kim: 37.579362, 126.980577

Getting here
Anguk station [안국역], Seoul Subway Line 3, exit 1 or Gyeongbokgung station [광화문역], Seoul Subway Line 3, exit 2.

— submitted by Mich KDL
Why Secretary Kim, About Time added by Toni

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