Celebrate Korea at our Free Family Festival!

Korean dancers

Here at Pacific Asia Museum, we offer several opportunities throughout the year for the community to visit us for free. One of our bigger traditions is our Free Family Festival series, which features performances and crafts in addition to free admission. On September 15, 2013 from 12-4 p.m., we’ll be showcasing the arts and culture of Korea at our last Free Family Festival of the year!

Tae Kwon Do Don’t miss our great performance lineup, which ranges from traditional Korean dance to b-boy routines. Kids will love the high-flying tricks of Victory Tae Kwon Do, and audiophiles will appreciate the Haemil Music Group’s contemporary take on traditional Korean music. Check the schedule on our website to make sure you catch your favorite.

Atta Kim, On Air Project

Atta Kim, ON-AIR Project 160-13, from the Series “India”, 2007, Chromogenic print, Courtesy of the artist

While you’re here, visit some new additions to our galleries. Constructed Visions: New Media from Korea opened just a few weeks ago, and showcases the work of four contemporary Korean artists who manipulate reality in different ways. Our newly renovated Korean Gallery takes a thematic approach to Korean material culture, including works from Shamanist, Confucian, and Buddhist contexts. If you saw the gallery when it first opened last fall, you’ll be pleased with the recent rotation of objects– there are several new works to see!

After being inspired in the galleries, the Korean Cultural Center is generously providing several crafts in the museum courtyard that all ages will enjoy. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet author Joan Schoettler, who will be signing her book Good Fortune in a Wrapping Cloth in the museum store.

Can’t make this Free Family Festival? There are many other free opportunities to visit. Try our monthly Silk Road Storytime (next one is Saturday, September 5!) or our Free Fourth Friday. Subscribe to our email newsletter and you’ll also recieve notice of our other upcoming programs. Better yet, you can become a Pacific Asia Museum member, and visit for free anytime! ~CM

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