Koryo Museum of Art - Past Events

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

  • poster for Birds Bringing Good Fortune in Joseon Dynasty

    Birds Bringing Good Fortune in Joseon Dynasty

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2017-07-27 - 2017-12-05

    With 2017 the Year of the Rooster on the Chinese Zodiac calendar, this exhibition presents 80 paintings, folding screens, ceramics, woodcraft pieces, and other works of classical art portraying birds as...More »

  • poster for Special Exhibition: Masaaki Ueda

    Special Exhibition: Masaaki Ueda

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2017-04-04 - 2017-07-17

    This exhibition sheds light on the career of Masaaki Ueda, the second director of Koryo Museum of Art, while also looking back on the history of the museum and Ueda’s relationship with founder Jeong Jomun....More »

  • poster for A World of Joseon White Porcelain

    A World of Joseon White Porcelain

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2016-08-01 - 2016-11-23

    The Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910) was known as the “Age of White Porecelain” on the Korean Peninsula. With its many forms and uses, white porcelain has been loved by royalty, aristocrats, and the common people...More »

  • poster for The Brilliance of Buddhism, the Brilliance of Celadon

    The Brilliance of Buddhism, the Brilliance of Celadon

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    • Media: Painting - Ceramics
    • 2016-04-05 - 2016-07-24

    Presenting celadon ceramics from the Koryo Dynasty, Buddhism’s Golden Age, Buddhist paintings from the Chosun Dynasty, a turbulent time in Buddhist history, and also Buddhist statues and other Buddhist...More »

  • poster for Beauty in the Goryeo and Joseon Periods

    Beauty in the Goryeo and Joseon Periods

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2015-08-04 - 2015-11-23

    Korea’s Goryeo period (918–1392) saw the advent of celadon culture and exacting aesthetic standards along with the spread of Buddhism to the populace. In the Joseon era (1392–1897), artwork reflected elements...More »

  • poster for Earthenware from Korea Exhibition

    Earthenware from Korea Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2015-04-07 - 2015-07-26

    An introduction into Korean ceramic history through its pottery and ceramics.More »

  • poster for Woman’s Lifestyle and Costumes in Joseon Dynasty

    Woman’s Lifestyle and Costumes in Joseon Dynasty

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2015-01-08 - 2015-03-29

    Focusing on the “beauty of living” of the women of South Korea in the Joseon Dynasty, as represented in the popular “Dae Jang Geum,” a television series which is overflowing with expressions of Confucian...More »

  • poster for Your Favorites From the Koryo Museum of Art

    Your Favorites From the Koryo Museum of Art

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts
    • 2014-10-04 - 2014-12-23

    This exhibition lets visitors choose their three favorite works from the extensive Chong Jo Mum Collection of paintings, calligraphy, antiques, woodcraft, and Buddhist art. The selected works will be displayed...More »

  • poster for Hwagak (Decorations with Picture Sheets of Ox Horn) and Traditional Korean Woodwork Art

    Hwagak (Decorations with Picture Sheets of Ox Horn) and Traditional Korean Woodwork Art

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    • Media: Product - Crafts
    • 2014-07-05 - 2014-09-28

    This exhibition introduces the special furniture contained within men and women’s rooms during Korea’s Joseon period (1392–1910). “Mokko” was simple wooden furniture favored by male literary types, while...More »

  • poster for Korean Celadon and White Porcelain, Koryo Museum of Art Collection

    Korean Celadon and White Porcelain, Koryo Museum of Art Collection

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    • Media: Product - Ceramics
    • 2014-04-05 - 2014-06-29

    Displaying some 80 exquisite works from the museum’s collection, with a focus on the popular Korean celadon and white porcelain from the Goryeo (918–1392) and Joseon (1392–1910) eras. Including pieces...More »

  • poster for From the Museum of Korean Embroidery Collection: Pojagi and Jumoni

    From the Museum of Korean Embroidery Collection: Pojagi and Jumoni

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    • Media: Fashion - Crafts
    • 2014-01-08 - 2014-03-30

    Pojagi, or traditional Korean wrapping cloths, are painstakingly made by women artisans with needle and thread. Considered the “chic of Korea,” pojagi have won many contemporary admires. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for “Korean Envoys in Japan, Meeting in Kyoto”

    “Korean Envoys in Japan, Meeting in Kyoto”

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics - Ceramics
    • 2013-10-19 - 2013-12-23

    From the Muromachi era to the Edo era emissaries from Korea regularly visited to Japan, with a trail of their influence and exchange left behind through various writings, drawings, poems and correspondence....More »

  • poster for Korean Culture in Kyoto

    Korean Culture in Kyoto

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2013-08-17 - 2013-10-14

    The ancient capital of Kyoto has long been a recipient of cultural transplants from other countries. This exhibition looks at the influence of Korea in Kyoto, tracing the steps of visitors from the Korean...More »

  • poster for Masterworks of Painting and Buddhist Art in Korea

    Masterworks of Painting and Buddhist Art in Korea

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2013-06-08 - 2013-08-11

    An exhibition of rare Korean Buddhist paintings, statues and ritual implements from the Goryeo (918–1392) and Joseon (1392-1897) periods. Highlights include variations of the Ten Ox Herding Pictures, rendered...More »

  • poster for "Korean Crafts and Koryo Celadon Porcelain" Exhibition

    "Korean Crafts and Koryo Celadon Porcelain" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2008-05-30 - 2008-08-31

    Koryo celadon porcelain has been fascinating people for more than 1000 years. Its character is expressed in its clarity, restraint and inlaid white and red clay patterns. This exhibition features skillfully...More »

  • poster for "Unique Korean Folk Paintings" Exhibition

    "Unique Korean Folk Paintings" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-12 - 2008-05-25

    The exhibition features Byobu with calligraphy decoration and unique Korean folk paintings that depict Chinese poetry. [Image: "Gyoson-Rakusyo" (detail) courtesy of Koryo Museum]More »

  • poster for "Korean Craft Arts, Embroidery, Mother-of-Pearl Work and Hwagak" Exhibition

    "Korean Craft Arts, Embroidery, Mother-of-Pearl Work and Hwagak" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2008-01-08 - 2008-04-06

    The exhibition features selected ceramics and crafts of Buddhist art from the collection to trace Korean history from the ancient to the modern period. The exhibition focuses on decorative crafts such...More »

  • poster for "Blue and White Porcelain of Joseon Dynasty" Exhibition

    "Blue and White Porcelain of Joseon Dynasty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2007-10-05 - 2007-12-24

    Before the Joseon Dynasty, porcelain ware evolved and reached the point to what it is called "white porcelainization". It is a shift from Celadon porcelain with iron-painted ornamentation and inlay decoration...More »

  • poster for "Korean Arts and Crafts -Focusing on Korea's Ceramic Works-" Exhibition

    "Korean Arts and Crafts -Focusing on Korea's Ceramic Works-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Crafts - Ceramics
    • 2007-06-01 - 2007-09-30

    The exhibition features a selection of arts and crafts items collected by Chong Chomun. He has collected and taken good care of Korean art items such as the white porcelain jar, ceramic bowls, bronze mirrors,...More »

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