Resources Organized by Country/Region: Korea



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Artfully Adorned: Surface Design in East Asian Costume
University of Hawai'i at Manoa
"The focus of this exhibition is ... the wide variety of surface design techniques used throughout East Asia. Some of the dominant methods used to embellish textiles include embroidery, applique, resist dye techniques, textile painting, couching, tie-dye, and the application of gold leaf." Includes examples from China, Korea, and Japan.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www2.ctahr.hawaii.edu/costume/artfully%20adorned.htm
Arts of Korea
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This online exhibition "explores Korea’s distinctive cultural identity and the ways in which the arts of Korea have been affected by trade and diplomacy, by war and peace, and by religion and philosophy." With separate sections on ceramics, metalwork and decorative arts, Buddhist sculpture, and painting, each with related artworks and descriptions.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2011/korean%20patchwork%20textiles
The Arts of Korea: A Resource for Educators
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
An illustrated 167-page teacher's guide that can be downloaded in .pdf format, either in its entirety or by chapter. Includes a discussion of Korea's history and religions, art history, materials, and music, specific artworks with descriptions, lesson plans and activities, plus a glossary, timeline, maps, and a list of additional resources.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/learn/for-educators/publications-for-educators/the-art...
Asia Curriculum: Art, Culture, and History of China, Japan, and Korea
Peabody Essex Museum
"The Peabody Essex Museum's education department has produced a set of original resources on Asian art and culture that feature the museum's collections of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean art. Comprised of sourcebooks, lesson plans, and art cards, these resources were written for K-12 teachers by museum educators with academic and experiential knowledge of Asia." All materials available for download as .pdf files. Lesson plan topics include: CHINA--Chinese New Year, Modern China, Ceramics and China; JAPAN--Haiku, Buddhism in Japan, Commodore Perry in Japan, Contemplating Space; KOREA--Arts of Life, Symbolism in Korean Art, Glimpses of Korea.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.pem.org/learn/for_teachers/ed_asia.php
Beauty and Learning: Korean Painted Screens
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Online presentation of a 2008 exhibition of ch'aekkŏri ("books and things") screens from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. With images of 12 objects.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId={9B306940-0E1E-4645-...
Choson Dynasty, 1392-1910
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
"The rulers of the Yi, or Choson, dynasty (1392-1910) adopted Confucianism as their governing ideology and withdrew official support for Buddhism." A brief one-paragraph overview, with four objects representative of the period.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/history/korea-choson-dynasty.cfm
Discover a Korean Dragon
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Uses a ceramic tile from 7th-century Korea to show students how to "read" an image.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/explore/discover/html/paekche.htm
Explore Korea: A Visit to Grandfather's House
Seattle Art Museum
"The unit theme of Explore Korea: A Visit to Grandfather's House links traditional objects from Korean households to their original setting within a certain area of the house and to their purpose in this culture." With seven classroom activities for K-5 levels.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/Learn/SchoolTeacher/pdf/teacherlessonpdf/GFless...
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