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Great Mountains Music Festival & School combines classi...
Jul 29, 2013
There is one musical festival going on throughout Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) where one can indulge in the beautiful notes of classical music, surrounded by Mother Nature.Underway with the title “Northern Lights,” the Great Mountains Music Festival & School (GMMFS) marks it...


Moving Arts Bus travels every nook and cranny of nation
Jul 25, 2013
Buses will soon spread cultural and art experiences to the most remote parts of Korea. In the second half of the year, three moving arts buses carrying art instructors will make stops at rural areas throughout the nation which have relatively little access to cultural and artisti...


Play with bugs at 3D-tech exhibition
Jul 25, 2013
Huge longhorn beetles, stag beetles, dragonflies, and butterflies in various shapes and colors approach as if they are right in front of you. You're put at ease by fresh air coming from the greenery and the sounds of bugs. No, you are neither deep in a forest nor at a natural obs...


Snowpiercer, futuristic world imagined by director Bong...
Jul 24, 2013
After the apocalypse, everything is frozen except for one thing; a train carrying the only survivors. What would humans look like in such an extreme situation? Globally known Korean director Bong Joon-ho came back with his new film Snowpiercer to answer that question. Korean...


Korean ceramic given as souvenir at Pentagon’s exhibiti...
Jul 23, 2013
Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) designed a souvenir that will be displayed at the Korean War exhibition at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., as part of the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War (July 27, 1953). The souvenir is a square-shaped cera...


WKB members start work in earnest with Hanok experience
Jul 23, 2013
The third team of the Worldwide Korea Bloggers (WKB) started their work as Korea’s cultural messengers with a traditional experience. After a welcoming ceremony on July 19, five WKB members out of 48 headed to Bukchon Hanok Village where they stayed overnight at a traditional Kor...

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Free outdoor concert on August summer nights
Jul 22, 2013
For those who are looking for cool ways to beat the hot and sticky summer nights of August, there are many good options available.During the month of August, the hottest time of the year, there will be a series of outdoor concerts featuring various Korean performances, and to mak...


Korea’s WKB cultural messengers embark on third adventu...
Jul 22, 2013
The Worldwide Korea Blog (WKB) had a welcoming ceremony for its third team of bloggers on July 19. Launched in 2011, the WKB and the Korea Blog, an affiliate of, have served as a “cultural bridge” that shares various perspectives online with a global audience here i...


Sports, arts meet at Park Chan-ho Exhibition
Jul 19, 2013
Inside a cap owned by Korean baseball icon Park Chan-ho is written an impressive phrase: “Just one aggressive attack to target. I Can Do It. So Just Do It.” The self-hypnotic phrase leaves it to the imagination how stressed and lonely he was internally on the mound. Seoul Museum ...


Father of ‘Art Nouveau’ mesmerizes Korean art lovers
Jul 19, 2013
Familiar paintings depicting beautiful women with elegant hair against flamboyant floral backgrounds as if they just came out of tarot cards or cartoons. Mucha’s first set of decorative panels The Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter (photo courtesy of Mucha Trust 2013)Th...