This exhibition is the first comprehensive survey in the United States devoted to the art of the celebrated Joseon dynasty, an era that profoundly shaped the culture of Korea in ways that continue to resonate today. The exhibition comprises more than 150 works, including a number of designated National Treasures that are entirely new to American audiences.
The works range from the courtly arts of ceremonial screen painting and calligraphy to scenes that vividly depict life across the social classes. Also displayed are ritual vessels, outstanding examples of Korean ceramics, and works that illustrate the dynamic encounters between the "Hermit Kingdom" and the West at the end of the 19th century. Illustrated books, metalwork, sculpture, lacquer, furniture, costumes, and textiles have been selected to demonstrate the breadth and scope of the artistic achievement of the Joseon dynasty.
November 2-January 11
1001 Bissonnet St.