Auspicious Beauty: Korean Folk Painting

October 7, 2011-March 25, 2012


Exhibition Brochure
 [PDF: 460KB]

Korean folk painting during the Joseon dynasty reveals some of the essential values of Korean society and usually illustrates auspicious subjects such as scholars’ items, birds and flowers, and mythical animals.Auspicious Beauty will illustrate these themes and discuss the patrons who commissioned the works. The exhibition will present a selection from the museum’s collection, including a recent acquisition of an eight-panel screen of flowers, and select objects from local collectors.

Curated by Yeonsoo Chee and supported by the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Related Events:

  • Storytime
    October 1, 10:30 a.m.
    In prepation for Auspicious Beauty: Korean Folk Painting, we feature tales from Korea as part of our ongoing Silk Road Storytime series for families. Includes a craft, snack, balloon and admission to the galleries. Free for members or $10 per family.
  • Korean Arts Council mixer
    October 7, 3 p.m.
    Enjoy the first day of Auspicious Beauty: Korean Folk Painting as well as a curatorial exploration of two key Korean items in the special exhibition 40 Years of Building the Pacific Asia Museum Collection as part of the Art & Coffee series. After, chat over coffee with others interested in the art and culture of Korea and learn how to get involved in this exciting new museum council.
  • Free Family Festival: Celebrating Korean Arts and Culture
    October 23, 12p.m.-4 p.m.
    Enjoy free admission to all the galleries including featured exhibition Auspicious Beauty: Korean Folk Painting, plus performances, hands-on crafts, demonstrations, and fun activities as we celebrate Korean arts and culture! Co-sponsored by the Museum’s Korean Arts Council.
  • Curator’s Tour
    January 28, 2 p.m.
    Exhibition curator Yeonsoo Chee leads a tour of Auspicious Beauty: Korean Folk Painting for visitors.
  • Lecture and Demo
    February 5, 2 p.m.
    Keesoon Sung, President of the Korean Folk Painting Association, speaks on the history and current practive of Korean folk painting and gives a live demonstration of its techniques. In Korean and English.