Total Museum of Contemporary Art [토탈미술관]

Fated to Love You (2014); Time Between Dog And Wolf (2007)

This museum and cafe is seen as designer Daniel Pitt’s (Choi Jin-hyuk) Café Fado, which he opened just down the street from the family home of Lee Gun (Jang Hyuk) in episode 5 and subsequent episodes of Fated to Love You/You Are My Destiny (운명처럼 널 사랑해) (MBC, 2014). Kim Mi-young (Jang Na-ra) helped Daniel with the finishing touches for the café, where he displays his design work and books, and she comes here for support and advice. Later, Mi-young’s artwork is displayed in the cafe (actually the art of Youk Shim Won).

This museum appears as Seo Ji-woo’s (Nam Sang-mi) workplace in Time Between Dog And Wolf (개와 늑대의 시간) (MBC, 2007) — as seen, for instance, in episode 11.

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Total Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA) [토탈미술관], opened in 1992, is a contemporary art museum and South Korea’s “first privately-owned, contemporary art institution”. It was founded by a couple: architect Moon Shin-kyu, and the current museum director Noh Joon-eui. Prior to opening the museum, both ran the ‘Total Gallery’ and the sculpture park ‘Total Museum’ (1992-2002).

The museum is located in Seoul’s neighborhood Pyeongchang [Pyeongchang-dong/평창동], in the Jongno District [Jongno-gu/종로구]. It won the ‘Architecture Award of the Year’ —awarded by the Korean Institute of Architects— in 1993.

8 Pyeongchang 32-gil, Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 종로구 평창32길 8
(울특별시 종로구 평창동 465-16)
Geolocation: 37.612154, 126.975662

Instagram: @totalmuseum / @tmca_cafe (current café)

Getting here
Gyeongbokgung Station [경복궁역], Seoul Subway Line 3, Exit 3
➜ Take local (green) bus 1020 or 1711 from here to Lotte Castle Apartments Bus Stop [롯데아파트]
Gireum Station [길음역], Seoul Subway Line 4, Exit 3
➜ Take branch (blue) Bus #110 or 153 to Lotte Castle Apartments Bus Stop [롯데아파트]

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by sarahms
Fated to Love You added by sarahms

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Tue-Sun: 11am-6pm, closed every Monday (Last admission: 30 min. before closing time) --- Admission Fee Adult: 5,000 Won