Portland's Pyongyang City Screen: A Panoramic View of Life in 19th Century Korea
Hyongjeong Kim Han, Associate Curator of Korean Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
WHEN: February 19, 2013 @ 6:30pm
LOCATION: Portland Art Museum, Mark Building, Fields Ballroom (1219 SW Park Ave).
In 2003, the Oregon Korean Foundation gave the Portland Art Museum a special gift -- a colossal Korean screen painting depicting a bird's-eye-view of the city of Pyongyang. One of only 20-some Pyongyang cityscapes known to be extant, this rare and important painting was once owned by the descendant of an American missionary who lived in Pyongyang in the 1800s.
Hyonjeong Kim Han, is a leading scholar and curator of Korean art in North America. She will discuss a number of issues regarding the screen and its conservation process, how the screen compares to others of the same subject and what precipitated the rise of cityscapes and festival paintings in Korea.
Free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Advance tickets are recommended and available online at www.portlandartmuseum.org or in person at the Museum entrance.