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Description of Subject Matter: Korea Gallery
June 8, 2007 – Indefinte
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
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