Korean Cultural Center
Friday, May 3
6:00 pm
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, D.C.

Korean Craft: Yesterday and Today
"Korean Craft meets America"

Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, May 3 at 6:00 pm On View: May 3 – June
21, 2019 Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C.
2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, D.C.

Join us for the opening of Korean Craft: Yesterday and Today, an exhibition
of traditional and modern Korean craft arts paired to evoke both classical
sensibilities and clean, contemporary style.

Divided into three parts, Korean Craft sheds light on the distinct lines and
colors embedded in a variety of Korean handicrafts. Complementary aesthetics
emerge from the bringing together of these diverse forms, such as handmade
wooden furniture, vibrant costumes and textiles, and elegant household
ceramics. This unique exhibition brings together rare historical artifacts
from the collection of the Sookmyung Women’s University Museum, including
items used in the daily lives of the Sadaebu, the ruling elite class who
dominated Korean political and cultural life during the evocative Joseon
Dynasty period from the 15th to the 20th centuries, as well as reconstructed
and reimagined works by modern craft artists.

In addition, two art workshops will be held in conjunction with this
exhibition (details below). Offering more than the sum of its many parts,
this expansive exhibition allows visitors to experience the universality and
unique beauty of Korean culture through the colors and lines embodied in
traditional Korean crafts and their modern applications.

Korean Craft: Yesterday and Today is presented in partnership with the
Sookmyung Women’s University Museum and sponsored by the Ministry of
Culture, Sports and Tourism with support from the Korean Foundation for
International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE) as part of the Traveling Korean
Arts Project.

Admission to the opening reception featuring talks by the artists on Friday,
May 3 at 6:00 p.m. is free and open to the public, but registration is
required (below). Korean Craft: Yesterday and Today remains on view during
regular hours through June 21, 2019.


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