Korean painted screens displayed in US

The Korea Foundation will hold a painted folding screen exhibition in the United States, the organization said Monday.

Under the title “The Power and Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens,” the exhibition will be held from April 14 through June 11 at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas.

The exhibition will feature a variety of folding screens with paintings of stacked books and various items inside a library during the Joseon Kingdom (1392-1910), which were widely appreciated during the period. The exhibition will showcase around 20 painted screens collected from private individuals and museums.

This is the second exhibition in the U.S. following one at the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University in New York last September. The foundation plans to hold an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum this coming August.

The University of Kansas will also be holding an academic lecture, “Paintings in Brilliant Colors: Korean Chaekgeori Screens of the Joseon Dynasty,” on April 14 and 15 at the museum in line with the exhibition. Around 10 experts from Korea, the U.S. and England will participate. The lecture is open to the public for free and will be an opportunity to learn about the social atmosphere of the Joseon Kingdom.

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