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Korea Gallery

Korea Gallery

June 8, 2007 – Indefinitely

Natural History Museum
10th and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Location: 2nd Floor, Center, North Corridor

To celebrate the country's distinctive art, culture, and 2,600-year history, on view are some 85 objects, including Korean ceramics, wooden furniture, stone and wooden sculptures, paintings, and textiles.

The exhibition is divided into the following thematic sections:

  • Korean Ceramics: A Tradition of Excellence
  • Honoring Family
  • The Korean Wedding
  • Hangeul: Symbol of Pride, exploring Korean calligraphy and the Korean writing system
  • Landscapes of Korea, exploring the country's natural history and built landscape
  • Korea Beyond Borders, exploring the cultural identity of Koreans and their descendants living around the world
  • Contemporary Korean Art, illustrating that modern Korea finds inspiration in the rich traditions of its past