Korea Day

8th Annual Celebration of Korean Art and Culture
제8회 한국의 날
Sunday, Sep 25, 2016
10:30 AM–4 PM
FREE admission courtesy of Korea Foundation

 

The Asian Art Museum’s Korea Day festival is back on Sep. 25 with presentations by notable musicians, artists, performers and more.

stART tour for Kids
10:30–11 AM

All tours meet at the information desk 
Asian Art Museum storytellers share myths and folktales from Korea while exploring objects in the Korean galleries. Recommended for families with children ages 3–6.

The Spirit of Korean Art Docent Tour
11:30 AM–12:15 PM and 2–2:45 PM 
All tours meet at the information desk 
A museum docent brings the Korean collection to life through a dynamic tour of highlights.

Art-Making Activities

11 AM–4 PM
North Court

Through this hands-on activity, families can create their own designs inspired by mother-of-pearl lacquerware and Korean art and culture. Activities are created and led by the museum’s Art Speak high school interns.

Artist Demonstration with Hwang Samyong and Lee Ikjong 
Presentations 12–12:45 and 3:15–4 PM
Demonstration 1:15–3:15 PM
North Court

Mother-of-pearl lacquer artists Hwang Samyong and Lee Ikjong demonstrate the process of working with mother-of-pearl and lacquer using the “cutting up” technique on larger-than-life pebbles. These whimsical artworks are featured in the special exhibition  Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware from Korea.

Storytelling for Families
1–1:45 PM
All tours meet at the information desk 
Asian Art Museum storytellers share myths and folktales from Korea while looking at art in the Korean galleries. Recommended for families with children of all ages.

K-Pop Lounge
1–4 PM
Resource Room

Sit back, listen to K-pop and test your knowledge of the current Korean music scene with a K-pop quiz. How well do you know your K-pop? Share your knowledge and win a prize!

Korean Traditions Transformed Feature Performance with the Wooden Fish Ensemble 
2–3:30 PM
Samsung Hall
The Wooden Fish Ensemble plays the music of Hyo-shin Na, including the world premiere of a new work based on A Meadow by Czeslaw Milosz for piano solo. Program includes commentary by Hyo-shin and a short Q&A after the presentation.

The Cultural Celebrations are day-long festivals each dedicated to a specific Asian culture. Programs include dance and musical performances, food tasting, teen music lounge, arts activities, gallery tours and more. All these Cultural Celebrations are FREE to everyone.
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