The Korea Society - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Korea Society. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Hyong Nam Ahn Exhibition

    Hyong Nam Ahn Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-02-02 - 2017-04-29

    Hyong Nam Ahn’s art is inspired by the quest for human dignity amidst the failures of mankind’s utopian experiments. The artist feels that though people naturally seek and share love and respect, they...More »

  • poster for Yoo Geun-Taek “Breath of Life”

    Yoo Geun-Taek “Breath of Life”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-06-29 - 2016-09-09

    The Donghwa Cultural Foundation cordially invites you to the Gallery Opening of “Breath of Life: Paintings by Yoo Geun Taek” at the Korea Society Gallery in New York. This exhibition was organized by the...More »

  • poster for Park Boo Won “Body and Spirit Moon Jars”

    Park Boo Won “Body and Spirit Moon Jars”

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-03-17 - 2016-05-20

    Park Boo Won’s contemporary reproductions of moon jars simultaneously carry on and advance the Korean royal ceramic tradition. Traditional moon jars originated in the court of King Chŏngjo at the end of...More »

  • poster for Young Shik Kim Exhibition

    Young Shik Kim Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-02-18 - 2016-02-24

    Young Shik Kim is a Korean folk-art painter who combines historic technique and materials with contemporary forms and non-traditional colors. Her style of simple objects rendered in a soft palette was...More »

  • poster for Lee LeeNam “Miindo, Velazquez and Ants”

    Lee LeeNam “Miindo, Velazquez and Ants”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-11-12 - 2016-01-29

    Unrestrained by boundaries of medium or style, Lee LeeNam playfully reimagines classic works of art from different genres, time periods, and countries. He adds movement and detail to Eastern and Western...More »

  • poster for Choong Sup Lim “VOID”

    Choong Sup Lim “VOID”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Installation
    • 2015-05-05 - 2015-06-19

    The Donghwa Cultural Foundation cordially invites you to the Gallery Opening of “VOID” by Choong Sup Lim. The exhibition, organized by the Donghwa Cultural Foundation and the Korea Society, explores...More »

  • poster for Park Dae-Sung “Cave of Light”

    Park Dae-Sung “Cave of Light”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-01-22 - 2015-03-24

    Park Dae-Sung creates modern interpretations of Korean ink-and-wash paintings. His bold and innovative brushwork is rooted in the theory and practice of calligraphy, as well as a personal aesthetic philosophy...More »

  • poster for “The Lea Sneider Collection” Exhibition

    “The Lea Sneider Collection” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Installation - Ceramics
    • 2014-10-14 - 2014-11-21

    Lea Sneider has a passion for folk art: the ceramics, woodwork, paintings, and sculpture used and enjoyed in everyday life. While accompanying her husband, Richard L. Sneider, to his appointment as U.S....More »

  • “The Legacy of Po Kim” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Other
    • 2014-08-28 - 2014-09-26

    Po Kim’s artistic career was characterized by an ever-evolving style, and an eagerness to seek out new areas of inspiration. His paintings, often large in scale, were bold and compelling, bursting with...More »

  • poster for “Made in New York/Made in Seoul” Exhibition

    “Made in New York/Made in Seoul” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2014-06-11 - 2014-08-15

    This exhibition of works by sixty contemporary artists from New York and Seoul reveals the broad range of techniques, styles, and sensibilities active in printmaking today. Representing the state-of-the-art...More »

  • poster for “Korean Contemporary Ceramics” Exhibition

    “Korean Contemporary Ceramics” Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2014-02-07 - 2014-04-25

    When artists work in a medium as old as earth itself, in a country that has for centuries been recognized as a center for artistic expression in that medium, how do they continue to innovate? This challenge...More »

  • poster for “Distinctive Design of Wooden Furniture from Choson Dynasty” Exhibition

    “Distinctive Design of Wooden Furniture from Choson Dynasty” Exhibition

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    • Media: Furniture
    • 2013-09-19 - 2014-01-31

    The exhibition features wooden furniture made in the Choson Dynasty (1392-1910) and includes furniture of a variety of functions and designs. Even though Korea is a relatively small country, each province...More »

  • poster for "Traces of Life: Seen Through Korean Eyes, 1945–1992" Exhibition

    "Traces of Life: Seen Through Korean Eyes, 1945–1992" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2012-09-20 - 2012-12-07

    Experience the captivating imagery in this collection of photographs by some of the pioneers of modern Korean photography. The fifty-four photographs showcase the first generation of Korean realists who...More »

  • poster for "Social Graphics: The Art of Jeski" Exhibition

    "Social Graphics: The Art of Jeski" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Installation
    • 2011-09-08 - 2011-11-04

    "Social Graphics: The Art of Jeski" salutes the award-winning efforts of artist and social activist Jeseok Yi, who has wowed the design and non-profit communities with his thoughtful and often satirical...More »

  • poster for "The Writings of Lee UFan" Exhibition

    "The Writings of Lee UFan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2011-06-28 - 2011-08-15

    The Korea Society presents the writings of celebrated artist, poet, and philosopher Lee UFan, in conjunction with the Guggenheim Museum's retrospective exhibition, "Lee UFan: Marking Infinity" (June 24-September...More »

  • poster for "Selling Happiness: 1960s-80s Consumer Design in Korea" Exhibition

    "Selling Happiness: 1960s-80s Consumer Design in Korea" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Product
    • 2011-04-07 - 2011-06-03

    During Korea’s drive for economic modernization, commercial artists created goods and advertisements that were visually appealing and richly detailed. After the war, Korea transformed itself economically,...More »

  • poster for "10,000 Threads: The Collected Works of Quilt Master Kim Haeja" Exhibition

    "10,000 Threads: The Collected Works of Quilt Master Kim Haeja" Exhibition

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    • Media: Fashion - Product - Crafts
    • 2011-02-22 - 2011-03-31

    Traditional Korean quilting, with its unique “nubi” line-stitching, is elevated to a high art under the masterful hands of award-winning artisan Haeja Kim. A designated holder of an Important Intangible...More »

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