Korean Buncheong Ceramics exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Apr 15, 2011
There will be a Korean Buncheong Ceramics exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from April 7 to August 14. After the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it will move to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.
The exhibition will focus on buncheong ware, the bold and dynamic ceramic art that flourished in Korea during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, and features approximately sixty works from the renowned collection of Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul.
Included in the exhibition are selected works by contemporary potters who have revived and transformed a four hundred year old tradition.
In addition, the exhibition features a handful of Edo-period Japanese ceramics from the museum's permanent collection that show the Japanese interpretation of bukcheong pottery.
By Oh Jun Kyung
Korea.net Staff Writer
Department Global Communication and Contents Division