Total Museum of Contemporary Art
TMCA, Korea’s first privately-owned, contemporary art institution was founded by architect Shin-Kyu Moon and director Joon-Eui Noh in 1984. In 1976, prior to founding the museum, the couple established the Total Gallery, devoted exclusively to craft and design, in Daehakno, Seoul. In 1984, they opened the nation’s first sculpture park, the Total Museum in Jangheung, Gyeonggi Province. The park served as a prominent destination for many art seekers and the public until its closing in 2002. In 1992, the museum opened the doors to its home in Pyeongchang-dong, Seoul with a new name, Total Museum of Contemporary Art (TMCA). Since then, it has become a pioneer in establishing the world-renowned art district, New Pyeongchang, with numerous art museums and galleries.
TMCA’s mission is to raise awareness and appreciation of contemporary art and culture. Since its groundbreaking, the museum has focused on producing significant contributions to humanity and fostering the creative and experimental energy for artists. Besides its innovative art exhibitions, the museum operates as a hub that accommodates a wide range of cultural activities – concerts, educational programs, publication, etc