Embassy of the Republic of Korea
August 11-25, 2015
Korean Cultural Center
2370 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20008

Illustrating Passion & 

Freedom in Unison 

Opening Reception & Performance: 

Tuesday, August 11, 6-8 pm

On view through August 25

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.

2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Join us for the opening of Illustrating Passion & Freedom in Unison, a group exhibition celebrating 70 years of Korean independence through contemporary art that reflects Korea's past present, and future, by the Han-Mee Artists Association of Greater Washington.

2015 marks 70 years since the end of Japanese colonialism in Korea, commemorated annually by National Liberation Day on August 15, and the 40th anniversary of the Han-Mee Artists Association of Greater Washington. In the spirit of this occasion, these 35 featured artists have sought to push the limits of Korean contemporary art, whose development has paralleled Korea's incredible economic growth since liberation. Spanning vastly different styles and forms, each artist draws upon unique experiences as Korean Americans and members of a key bridge community, with all its challenges and triumph. This Korea-U.S. artistic exchange aims to build understanding of Korea's modern social and cultural trends, and to give the people of both nations access to a more full range of art.

 With a special opening performance by soprano 

Ro Hae Kyung Min and pianist Bae See Young!

Participating Artists: Barbara Han, Bok Kim, Bokin Veronica Kim, Eun Jeon Kim, Han HwangBo, Hyun Chough, In-Soon Shin, Insook Lee, Myounghee Kim, Jinho Kim, Jeong Sook Doh, Jeong Sook Oh, Joan Joungju Lee, Jongim Chang, Kisoon Griffith, Komelia Hongja OKim, Kwang Ho Kim, Myung Won Kwon, Kyungae Kim, Kyungsuk Lee, Min Sun Oh, Miyoung Ju Lee, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Ok Ji Chung Kim, Sunhee Kim Jung, Sunjin Leaa Lee, Wonju Seo, Woon Yong Yeo, Yanghee Kim Lee, Yeong-Hi Paik, Yong-sil Kim, Sunmi Shin, Young Bo Keum, Yong Sang Yoo, SiHyun Kim

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Upcoming & Local Events* 

A Touching Note from the Past: Korean Fiber Arts by Fiber 4 Now

On view through August 7

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.

Join us for the opening of A Touching Note from the Past, a new group exhibition that journeys into Korean collective sentiment through the innovative fiber and textile artwork of Fiber 4 Now membersHwayoung Kang, Eunsil Song, Seungah Oh, and Siwon Lee.
RSVP & details here.

Korean World Heritage: A Digital Exhibition 

Open starting March 23

Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.

The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents a digital exhibition exploring the diversity of Korea's UNESCO-recognized World Heritage sites through a combination of 3D video, vivid images, and audio. Walk-in visitors are welcome during regular hours.
Details here

Cranes & Clouds: The Korean Art of Ceramic Inlay

Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

Featuring a variety of Korea's most stunning ceramics from the  Goryeo and Joseon dynasties, and an exploration of the ancient techniques used to craft them since the 10th century. For more information, visit the Freer's website here.
Also be sure to check out the National History Museum's acclaimed Korea Gallery.

*Upcoming and local events are not necessarily sponsored by or affiliated with the Korean Cultural Center. Know of an upcoming Korea-related event? Email AWOJ@koreaembassy.org to let us know.     


The Korean Cultural Center at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, also known as KORUS House, is dedicated to promoting Korean culture and strengthening Korea-US ties through a variety of exhibitions, presentations, educational programs, partnerships, and support for local events in the Capital area. KORUS House also distributes free informational materials about Korea and manages www.KoreaCultureDC.org.
Walk-in guests are welcome Monday to Friday, 9 am to noon and 1:30 to 5:30 pm.

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