서울대학교미술관(MOA)을 방문해 주신 여러분께 인사드립니다.

미술관은 여러 해 동안의 긴 준비 끝에 서울대학교 박물관 현대미술부에서 독립하여 국내 최초의 대학미술관으로 탄생하게 되었습니다. 삼성그룹이 건립하여 기부하고 네덜란드의 세계적인 건축가 렘 쿨하스(Rem Koolhaas)가 설계한 우리 미술관은 전시실, 대강당, 강의실, 교육시설을 갖춘 복합문화공간으로 독특한 건축미를 드러내고 있습니다.

앞으로 미술관은 대학미술관으로서의 특수성에 입각하여 교육프로그램에 역점을 두어 대학 내의 구성원 뿐만 아니라 지역주민들이 미술에 친근하게 다가갈 수 있는 문화교육의 현장이 되고자 합니다. 국내외의 근 현대미술을 비롯하여 건축, 도서자료 등 다양한 매체를 전시할 예정이며 우리 미술관의 독특한 시설을 이용하여 음악, 문학, 영화, 연극이 아울러 펼쳐내는 복합문화공간으로 운영될 것입니다. 많이 방문해 주시기 바랍니다.


After several years of development, the Department of Modern Art (formerly of the Seoul National University Museum) has evolved into an independent institution with the establishment of the new Seoul National University Museum of Art (MoA). The MoA is the first university art museum in Korea dedicated exclusively to modern and contemporary art. Designed by world-renown architect Rem Koolhaas, the museum was constructed and donated by the Samsung Cultural Foundation. The MoA was completed in October 2005, and having already attained the status of majestic campus landmark, is now open to the public.

Even as the MoA will seek to attract a broad national and international audience, one of its most important roles will be to contribute to the academic mission and life of the University through the teaching points underpinning its exhibitions.

The Museum holds collections representing 50 years in the progression of modern Korean art. In addition, a planned dynamic schedule of special exhibitions and interpretative programs will connect visitors with the rich artistic legacy of the past and the artwork of the avant-garde from almost every continent. Within the grounds of this phenomenal example of museum architecture, a rotating series of temporary exhibitions drawn from the works of artists seminal to the history of art, as well as emerging artists deserving greater attention, will present our students, faculty, staff and visitors with an array of opportunities to engage in the arts. Ongoing lecture series, tours, open class sessions, films and video will challenge our understanding of the history and the role of the arts in society. It is my goal that the MoA will provide a stimulating environment to experience and learn about the visual arts.

This Web site is designed to provide you with access to the MoA and the Museum's collections, exhibitions and programs. We invite you to use this site to its fullest and to become an active participant in the museum and its array of activities for all audiences throughout the year.


Kwon, Young Gull, Director