[KS] Korean Art Curator's lecture on May 20th

Junghee Lee dilj at pdx.edu
Sat Apr 17 01:46:07 EDT 2004

Announcement of a Korean Art Lecture in Portland

Speaker:  Dr. Kumja Paik Kim,

                 Curator of Korean Art,

                 Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Title:   "Art of the Goryeo Period."  --2004 Trena Gillette Lecture:

Time:  Thursday, May 20, 2004, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Vanport Room, 334 Smith Memorial Center

                Portland State University

                On S.W. Broadway Street and Harrison Street

               Portland, OR  97201

Free and Open to Public.

Reception to follow.

Concent of the Lecture:  Dr. Kumja Kim curated the special exhibition
entitled, "Art of Goryeo Dynasty: Korea's Age of Enlightenment"
commemorating the relocation of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in
Downtown, San Francisco.  The international exhibition included many
precious paintings and objects from Korea, Japan and United Stated which had
never been shown in the United States.  She will discuss the arts related to
the exhibit.

The rule of the Goryeo dynasty lasted from 918 to 1392. In fact, the name
Korea is derived from the word Goryeo. During this period Buddhism was the
state religion. With Buddhism providing the spiritual and philosophical
foundation, Goryeo reached a spectacular level of intellectual and artistic
achievement and the country became known to the world beyond its immediate
neighbors. The celadons, metal work, lacquer ware, Buddhist paintings,
Buddhist sutras, and Buddhist sculptures of that era were highly prized
throughout East Asia.

For more information: Call 725-8571  or

e-mail asianstudies at pdx.edu

I hope many of you mark your calendar and attend.

Best wishes,

Junghee Lee

Department of Art

Portland State University

PO Box 751

Portland, OR  97207-0751

voice: 503-725-3347

fax: 503-725-4541

e-mail: dilj at pdx.edu

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