Seoul Museum of Art
Housed in the former Supreme Court, the Museum was restored and renovated to meet contemporary needs. The original building, including its preserved facade was constructed in 1927 but was redesigned to meet the standards of a 21st century art museum. Original artwork and special exhibitions are just some of the highlights of this excellent museum. The six main exhibit areas include the main exhibit hall, sculpture exhibit area and special exhibit area displaying collections of Korea’s modern art. Highlights of the museum include the Cheon Kyung-Ja Hall located on the second floor. Here visitors can view 93 donated paintings such as portraits and pictures of still life from 1940 to 1990 by the artist herself. She is considered the quintessential female Korean painter. Facilities include a museum shop, cafeteria, lecture room, and a parking lot.