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Seoul Olympic Museum of Art in “Her Private Life”

Seoul Olympic Museum of Art in “Her Private Life” as CHEUM Art Gallery where Sung Deok-mi works as a curator and Ryan Gold as the director.

A Korean drama “Her Private Life” stars Kim Jae-wook and Park Min-young where both later worked together in an art gallery and discovered their connection from the past.

The story of the drama is about a curator who has the secret of being a fangirl. She kept it a secret because her former boss doesn’t want someone who is a fangirl like her daughter. Even Sung Deok-mi’s (Park Min-young) mom is against her fangirling life. When she was in middle school she went home with a broken arm due to her fangirling.

Seoul Olympic Museum of Art in “Her Private Life”

SOMA or Seoul Olympic Museum of Art was featured in the drama “Her Private Life” as CHEUM Art Gallery where Sung Deok-mi (Park Min Young) works as a curator and Ryan Gold (Kim Jae Wook) as the director.

This art museum is located in Seoul Olympic park, you can take subway line 9 to get here and take off at Hanseong Baekje Station, exit at gate 2 and it’s the easiest way to get here because it is actually connected directly at the gallery.

SOMA or Seoul Olympic Museum of Art was created in celebration of the Seoul Olympics in the 1980s. It is one of the art museums that has a beautiful landscape and architecture that connects to nature.

Facilities

1. Indoor Exhibition Space
2. Built-in Underground space

SOMA is divided into 2 facilities, such as Museum 1, which is an indoor exhibition space, and Museum 2 is built underground that connects the museum to the Sculpture Park.  The Seoul Olympic Museum of Art is famous for its Sculpture park that is filled with sculptures and landscapes from around the world. It also attracts visitors due to its unique landscape that shares art, architecture, and nature that comes with perfect harmony.

Programs

SOMA also offers education programs for adults like Regular programs about Creative Drawing and Creative Thinking for 3 years (6 semesters) / 15 classes per semester. For kids Elementary school students in 1st–4th grade they have a Drawing Academy for 2 years (4 semesters) / twice a month, 8 classes per semester. The sculpture program is for 3rd grade of elementary school or older and class is for 4 years (8 semesters) / once a month, four classes per semester.

They also other programs like Experience programs, Public Education-related, and social contribution programs. The museum opens from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and the last admission is an hour before it closes.

Recommendation

The Sculpture Park is highly recommended due to its beautiful sculptures from around the world.  It’s nice to visit here during autumn especially at the Blue zone which the Convention Center, Olympic Hall, and K-art Hall reside when the fall leaves turn it’s colors already. Check photos HERE for more details.

Hours:

10:00 am to 6:00 pm (The last Admission is 5:00 pm)
Every Monday, January 1, Lunar New Year’s Day, Chuseok

Docent Hours: 

  • Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm
  • Weekends 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm

Admission Fees:

  • Adults(Age 25–64)
    • Individual: KRW 3,000
    • Group: KRW 1,500
  • Youths(Age 13–24)
    • Individual: KRW 2,000
    • Group: KRW 1,000
  • Children(Age 7–12)
    • Individual: KRW 1,000
    • Group: KRW 500
  • For groups of 20 visitors or more, the group rate will be applied.
  • The youth rate will be applied to soldiers (Staff Sergeant or lower in rank), university students (student ID holders), and holders of the Artist Pass.
  • Separate admission fees may be required for some exhibitions.

Free Admission:

  • Children ages 6 or under
  • Senior citizens ages 65 or older
  • Men of National Merit
  • Visitors with a registered disability

For more information, you may check the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art’s website.  (with English translation)

Address

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

How to get here?

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

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

For other filming location of the drama check this post, Her Private Life Filming Locations is Seoul

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8 Comments

  • carllbatnag

    You’re making me feel as though I’ve missed a lot of Seoul (which I actually did haha). I’m having fun reading about your adventures so please do keep coming and when I do return to Seoul, I’ll have a list of places I will visit. 🙂

  • Apple Joy Camañero

    Wow nakaka.amaze naman po ang museum na to . Tlgang adventures ang mkarating dito . Tlagang ang dmi ko po nkikita sa feed na magagandang lugar sa korea 😍❤️

  • roxasedgardo1992

    Seoul Olympic Museum Of Art. That was Awesome and Really Nice Experience and Place. Yung Place na Hindi mo rin pagsasawaan na punthan, labas plang magpapapicture ka na dahil sa ganda ng Design.. So Authentic..

  • irishlaurio

    grabe naman sa ganda museum nila jan ate jin, sa kdrama at mga movies q dn tlaga to nakikita, sana balang araw makarating dn po aq ng korea 😍

  • rowenacallovillareno

    Dream ko na talaga makapunta sa korea dami ko na list ng place nila na gustong puntahan dagdag pa to Seoul Olympic Museum of Art🤩

  • Hyun Jang Nim

    I haven’t watched her private life yet pero one of my fave actress si rachel park, watch ko to later. Cute nyo po dito 🥰 I like the outfit pati ☺️ SOMA is a nice place to visit, I love museum and I want sculpture park. It’s nice that they have educational programs, bet ko yung sculpture program 🤗

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