This major exhibition in the museum’s Korean Gallery explores world-class traditional celadon ceramics from nearly a millennium ago that have become icons of Korean culture today.
Guided by Sunwoo Hwang, Korean Program Associate at the Freer and Sackler, this first virtual tour of 2021 highlights exquisite works from the museum’s current exhibition, which focuses on celadon wares of the Goryeo dynasty (918–1392). Many of the items were collected by the founder of the Freer Gallery of Art, Charles Lang Freer (1854–1919), around the turn of the twentieth century when there was a growing interest in Korean art on the Peninsula as well as in Japan, Europe, and America. Korean celadon from this period is distinguished by innovative techniques and a degree of artistry that was outstanding at the time.
Presented by the KCCDC in collaboration with the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery the video will release for public viewing on Friday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m. on the KCCDC YouTube channel (@Koreaculturedc) as well as the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, YouTube channel (@freersackler)
Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm