Contemporary Korean Ceramics

October 22, 1997 – January 22, 1999

National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, East Wing, Asian Cultures Hall Floor Plan

See 33 contemporary works inspired by centuries-old ceramic traditions; from mixing clay and preparing glazes to ritual offerings of food and wine at wood-fired kilns. Included are white porcelain, made from a white clay; blue and white porcelain, once used exclusively by the aristocracy and featuring a blue design painted with cobalt on white clay; punch'ong stoneware, a Korean folk tradition dating back to the 1300s; and celadon, characterized by its jade green color, dating to the 10th century.

The works in the exhibition are a gift of the National Museum of Korea.