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2016 Korea Day Festival | Asian Art Museum

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Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Asian Art Museum | 200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA



EVENT UPDATE – Please note as far as we know, there is no free “Korea Day” for 2017 on November 17th as was previously listed. The next Korea-themed events is the K-Fashion Bash on November 19, 2017, but regular museum admission applies.

The Asian Art Museum‘s Korea Day festival is back for its eighth year with presentations by notable musicians, artists, performers and more – with gallery tours, artists’ demonstrations, art and craft activities, a K-Pop Lounge, and other experiences inspired by traditional and contemporary Korean culture.

2016 Korea Day
Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 10:30 am to 4 pm
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
FREE Admission

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Korea Day Activities

Artist Demonstration with Hwang Samyong and Lee Ikjong
11 am–4 pm | North Court
Mother-of-pearl lacquer artist Hwang Samyong demonstrates the process of working with mother-of-pearl and lacquer using his “cutting up” technique on larger-than-life pebbles. Hwang’s whimsical artworks are featured in the special exhibition Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware from Korea.

Art-Making Activities
11 am–4 pm | North Court
Through this hands-on activity, families can create their own designs inspired by mother-of-pearl and other objects in the museum’s Korean collection, and Korean art and culture. Activities are created and led by the museum’s Art Speak high school interns.

K-Pop Lounge
1–4 pm | Resource Room
Sit back, listen to K-pop and test your knowledge of the current Korean music scene with a K-pop quiz. How well do you know your K-pop? Share your knowledge and win a prize!

Echoes of Harmonious Music Feature Performance
2–3 pm | Samsung Hall
Traditional Korean and Japanese folk music performed by the Wooden Fish Ensemble, led by composer and musician Hyo-shin Na.

Artist Conversation with Hyo-shin Na
3–3:30 pm | Samsung Hall
Hyo-shin Na and musicians from the Wooden Fish Ensemble discuss their music and stylistic influences.


Links: Event details

Cost: FREE

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