Until 27th March 2016
Looking back at a century of collecting, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York presents a major exhibition on Korean art, from 24th February 2015 until 27 March 2016: Korea, 100 Years of Collecting.
When the Department of Asian Art was founded in 1915, the museum had only 65 Korean works in its possession. One hundred years later, the major New York art museum presents a very evolved and enlarged collection to the public. Organised by Soyoung Lee, the exhibition Korea, 100 Years of Collecting brings together a large selection of Korean artefacts including ceramics, paintings, sculptures, goldsmithing, lacquer ware and textiles. The Korean works on show are for the large part donations, made recently by the Mary Briggs Burke Collection and the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Among the 70 masterpieces exhibited there are some very rare pieces such as two Buddhist paintings from the 14th century, a mid-seventh century gilt-bronze statue and a 12th-century lacquer box inlaid with mother-of-pearl and tortoise shell.
With Korea, 100 Years of Collecting the Metropolitan Museum of Art looks back at a century of collecting Korean art. This is an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the cultural history of this country over the centuries. This major exhibition invites us to discover the traditional arts and crafts of Korea whose quality is recognised around the world today.
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