Portland's Pyongyang City Screen
Features:Price: Free to Art Museum members; $12-15 to general public
Hyonjeong Kim Han, Associate Curator of Korean Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and a leading scholar and curator of Korean art in North America will be on hand to discuss the 2003 Oregon Korean Foundation gift of a colossal Korean screen painting depicting a bird’s-eye-view of the city of Pyongyang. The screen is one of only 20-some Pyongyang cityscapes to be known in existence, and was once owned by the descendant of an American missionary who had lived in Pyongyang in the 1800s. Hyonjeong Kim Han will present a number of issues regarding the screen and its conservation process, how the screen compares to others of the same subject, and what precipitated the rise of cityscapes and festival paintings in Korea.