Korean Cultural Day Festival 2012 | Asian Art Museum
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Asian Art Museum | 200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA
In celebration of a bountiful harvest during an autumn full moon, people visit their hometowns and share traditional food and games with family and friends. Food will be abundant at the party, with food truck Street Food Namu serving up Korean tacos and more outside while Cafe Asia keeps the crowds happy inside.
Popular Korean band wHOOL will get you dancing, and a Family Gallery Guide includes games to play as you explore Korean art.
Korean Culture Day 2012
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Sunday, September 23, 2012 (11 am–4 pm)
K pop video screening
Resource Room, first floor
Get on the dance floor with the latest Korean pop songs.
Hands-on Art Activity
11:00 am–4:00 pm
Get inspired by art in the galleries and make an artwork to take home.
11:00 am and 1:30 pm (30 minutes)
Asian Art Museum storytellers share myths and folktales from Korea. Special tour at 11:00 am for families with kids aged 3 to 6.
11:30 am and 2 pm (30 minutes)
Gallery Talk: Staff Picks
Members of the museum staff share their love of artworks from the Korean collection.
Armchair Tours: Spirit of the Humble Clay
2:30 pm–3:15 pm
Presented by docent David Buchanan, this 45-minute talk discusses Korean pottery from the Asian Art Museum’s extensive collection.
AsiaAlive Demo and art activity: Korean lacquer
12:00 noon–4:00 pm
Jung Myung-che, who is Master Lacquer Artist (najeon-jang) Intangible Cultural Property No. 14 of Seoul, demonstrates the past and future of this art form, especially shell inlay lacquer wares (najeon chilgi). Originating in the Chinese Tang dynasty and spreading as far as Japan, najeon developed into a major art form in Korea, where it remains popular today.
Music Performance for Families
12:30 and 3:00 pm
Korean pop group wHOOL performs a fusion of traditional Korean rhythms and modern digital musical instruments.
Enjoy traditional Korean festival food.
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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