Back in January, we gave you a look ahead at all the great exhibitions and events scheduled for the year. Now that 2013 is halfway over, it’s time for an update!
Takashi Tomo-oka is only on view for a few more weeks! Make sure to catch this stunning contemporary work before it’s gone. Now is also a great time to visit new rotations on The Garden in Asia and The Art of Continuity, and visit your favorites in Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection. Looking forward, you won’t want to miss our new exhibition Constructed Visions: New Media From Korea opening August 23. This exhibition introduces four contemporary Korean artists who construct striking examinations of their environments, both urban and rural, using the seemingly infinite possibilities of digital media. And in December, we’ll open another contemporary show featuring traditional ralli quilts.
Only two Fusion Fridays left! This popular summer series continues July 19 and August 16. Check out the lineup and get your tickets here. For the kids, Silk Road Storytime continues each month with stories from around the world, and mark your calendar for a Free Family Festival on September 15 celebrating Korea. Finally, we’ll host Taiwan’s Taiwu Children’s Ancient Ballads Group on August 28– watch our Facebook page and website for further information.
Next up for renovation is our Chinese Gallery, which will be completely remodeled to present a wider variety of our Chinese art collection. These artworks will be presented in a thematic way, similar to our Korean Gallery and Orientation Gallery. Last week, we revisited some favorites in the current gallery, and you should do the same in person– Sunday is the last day it will be open before the renovations begin. Watch for more posts throughout the renovation process and a sneak peek at the new gallery when it reopens in September.