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  • Looking at Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware from Korea

    Workshops & Activities, Talks & Lectures

    May 21
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    Free with museum admission

    9:30 AM—1:30 PM

    Samsung Hall

    In conjunction with the special exhibition, Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware from Korea, on view in the Tateuchi gallery through October, the museum presents a symposium that delves into the mysterious qualities of mother-of-pearl shells and East Asian lacquer. Join us as Kyeongmi Joo of Chungnam National University will speak on the art historical context of Korean mother-of-pearl lacquerware. Conservators Herant Khanjian and Colleen O’Shea will talk about the East Asian lacquer project in specific reference to the Korean mother-of-pearl lacquer objects that were conserved for this exhibition. Marianne Webb will provide an in-depth overview of East Asian lacquer conservation techniques, and artist and professor Sunhwa Kim of Buffalo State will talk about the uses of mother-of-pearl lacquer in contemporary East Asian art and the challenges she faces when working with these materials.  

    Download the program here.

    After the symposium, learn from mother-of-pearl lacquer artist Kwangwoo Bae as he demonstrates different techniques in inlaying mother-of-pearl.

    Students can use the promo code LACQUER2016 to receive a discount when purchasing tickets and must present their student IDs upon arrival.

Lead Sponsor

This program is generously supported by the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation.


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