SOMA Museum of Art [소마미술관]

Her Private Life (2019)

This is the setting of ‘Cheum Museum of Art’ in Her Private Life (그녀의 사생활) (tvN, 2019), where senior art curator Sung Deok-mi (Park Min-young) works at in the day, and which Ryan Gold (Kim Jae-wook) joins as her boss. In episode 4, Sindy/Kim Hyo-jin (Kim Bo-ra) joins this museum as intern.

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SOMA Museum of Art [소마미술관], or ‘Seoul Olympic Museum of Art’ in full, is a contemporary art museum located in the Olympic Park [올림픽공원], in Seoul’s neighbourhood of Bangi [Bangi-dong/방이동], in the Songpa District [Songpa-gu/송파구]. Opened in 2004, it consists of two main buildings, called Museum 1 and Museum 2, and a large outdoor sculpture park. Museum 1 contains 5 exhibition halls and the Nam June Paik Video Art Hall and Museum 2, which is directly connected to the Hanseong Baekje Subway Station, consists of 4 exhibition halls and a multi-functional hallway.

This building is one of the 380 traditional and modern-contemporary buildings in Seoul that were selected for the The Seoul Architectural Guide (2013, page 148).

The Eat. Coffee & Simply Food — Olympic Park Branch [카페잇 올림픽공원점] is based at this museum.

Instagram: @soma_museum

424 Olympic-ro, Oryun-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 송파구 위례성대로 51
(방이동 88-21)
Geolocation: 37.516845, 127.118133

Getting here
Mongchontoseong Station [몽촌토성역], Seoul Subway Line 8, Exit 1
(Walk 200m to the right inside World Peace Gate)


Hanseong Baekje Station [한성백제역], Seoul Subway Line 9, Exit 2
(Directly connected to SOMA)

— submitted by Marion and Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, April 2019

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Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 * Last admission 17:00 Closed: Every Monday, January 1, Lunar New Year’s Day, Chuseok --- Entry Fee Adults (Age 25–64): KRW 3,000 Entry Fee Youths (Age 13–24): KRW 2,000