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In Grand Style

Celebrations in Korean Art During the Joseon Dynasty
Oct 25, 2013 —
Jan 12, 2014

Among Korea's historical distinctions is the memory of a royal family’s rule that prevailed for more than half a millennium, leaving a cultural legacy that's alive to this day.
In this exclusive presentation, In Grand Style celebrates the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910), showcasing more than 110 treasured objects that speak of a glorious heritage. In Grand Style focuses on celebrations, festivals, elaborate rites, dance, music and processions.

In Grand Style narrates and illustrates the history of the dynasty's 27 kings and its queens through their rituals.
   
The art highlighted in the exhibition is lent to the museum by numerous institutions in Korea and the U.S., primarily the National Museum of Korea and the National Palace Museum of Korea. In Grand Style is based on the exhibition Scenes of Banquets and Ceremonies of the Joseon Period held by the National Museum of Korea in 2009.

Learn more in this special presentation, produced by ABC7 and the Asian Art Museum, as we travel to Korea to explore the origins of the artworks in the exhibition and how they continue to influence food, travel and lifestyle in Korea today.