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Classical music to light up autumn nights
Oct 02, 2015
Violinist Gidon Kremer will perform at the Seoul Arts Center on Oct. 7 and 9. Classical maestros will bring musical nourishment to audiences across Korea this autumn. To begin with, Latvian violinist Gidon Kremer will show off his virtuosity to audiences here o...


President pushes modernization, globalization of tradit...
Sep 29, 2015
President Park Geun-hye examines a modern article of Hanbok attire at an exhibit at the Korean Cultural Center in New York on Sept. 28. President Park Geun-hye visited the Korean Cultural Center in New York on Sept. 28 during the last leg of her trip there to attend the U.N. Ge...

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Park attends event at S. Korean Cultural Service
Sep 29, 2015
President Park Geun-hye on Monday attended an event meant to promote South Korean culture in New York on the last day of her trip to the U.S., Cheong Wa Dae said. Park toured an exhibition on Korean culture, including the traditional Korean clothes, or "hanbok," and Korean f...


Presidential Hanbok draws attention in Paris
Sep 25, 2015
Traditional Hanbok dresses worn by President Park Geun-hye have attracted the attention of the French people. An exhibition on Korean fashion opened on Sept. 19 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The exhibition is a part of the "Korea Now! Craft, Design, Fashion an...


Hanbok fashion show lights up Canberra
Sep 24, 2015
A Hanbok fashion show was held on Sept. 22 at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. Models including Jang Yoon-ju showed off the beauty of traditional Korean attire in front of an audience of about 1,300 fashionistas. It was the first time for a solely Hanb...


Korea, Japan share art, tourism, traditions
Sep 21, 2015
The Korea-Japan Festival 2015 in Seoul was held at the COEX convention center in Gangnam-gu District, southern Seoul, on Sept. 20. Various programs took place on the day to help people better understand the cultures and traditions of each country. Programs included celebratory co...


Paris skies glow with Taegeukgi colors
Sep 21, 2015
The Eiffel Tower turns red and blue as a light show projects the national Taegeukgi flag onto the structure on Sept. 18. The sky over Paris was tinged red, white and blue on Sept. 18. Korea and France hosted a light show that projected the national Taegeukgi f...


Special exhibition spotlights 70-year history of tradit...
Sep 18, 2015
A special exhibition at Cheong Wa Dae Sarangchae in Jongno-gu District, Seoul, chronicles the past 70 years of trends in traditional Hanbok attire. A special exhibition currently underway at Cheong Wa Dae Sarangchae in Jongno-gu District, Seoul, sheds new light on the h...


Music, dance festival expands to Silla capital
Sep 15, 2015
The percussion group Drum Cat wows the crowd during the opening ceremony of the 2013 Korea in Motion festival, held along the Cheonggyecheon Stream in central Seoul. The festival this year is being held in Seoul and Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province. A wide range...


Craftworks to blossom at Cheongju Int'l Biennale
Sep 14, 2015
An old tobacco factory, the venue of the 2015 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, has been turned into a large work of art covered with over 300,000 CDs. The 2015 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, an exhibition of modern crafts from around the world, is onl...