Docent Laura Beth Nelson will speak to the Alameda community about “In Grand Style: Celebrations in Korean Art,” an upcoming exhibit at the Asian Art Museum.
She will discuss the show from 6:30-8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday Oct. 16) at the Main Library on Oak Street, and the show will be on display at the San Francisco museum from Oct. 25 to Jan. 14
“In Grand Style” explores the historical art of celebrations in Korea during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). It features over 100 exquisite artworks including paintings of royal banquets, a royal throne, a king’s palanquin and other national treasures on view in the U.S. for the first time.
Many of the art pieces highlights events marking political appointments, birthdays, weddings, funerals and other occasions in a society that sprang from Confucian principles which stress that ritual and order are the foundations of stable, peaceful civilization.