Alongside our exhibition In Grand Style: Celebrations in Korean Art during the Joseon dynasty, a wealth of Korean art is also exhibited in the museum's Korea galleries on the second floor.
The collection is especially noted for its Goryeo-dynasty celadons (pale sea-green porcelain and fine pottery), rare unglazed stonewares from the Three Kingdoms period (57 BCE–668 CE) and Unified Silla period (668–935). The collection also includes a large group of paintings that range in style from courtly to scholarly and Buddhist to folk. Watch the video to see one of these paintings being created.
The Asian Art Museum is the only museum in the United States with a department and curator devoted exclusively to Korean art; the department was established in 1989.