Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware from Korea

(Sunday) (Sunday)

Through 30 radiant objects, many on

view for the first time, you’ll discover the painstaking techniques used to

create a flawless, gleaming surface filled with almost microscopic details. You’ll

also get a close-up look at abalone shell, the stunning

natural phenomenon that gives these works their iridescent luster. And an in-gallery

video will share the conservation procedures that preserve the art’s beauty and

integrity.



 



The works featured in this exhibition are mostly drawn from

the museum’s collection, in addition to objects on loan from the Los Angeles

County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 















A related display of five contemporary artworks of various mediums is on display in the adjacent Korean art galleries. Influenced by traditional Korean mother-of-pearl lacquerware, these works demonstrate the vitality of this vibrant art form today.At the Asian Art Museum, we’re longtime leaders in Korean

art. The first Western art museum to establish a Korean department with a

dedicated full-time curator, we have a distinguished history of presenting

groundbreaking Korean exhibitions. With Mother-of-Pearl

Lacquerware from Korea, we continue our

commitment to advancing international scholarship in this important field.



 



Be sure to check out our exhibitions of Chinese and Japanese lacquerware, on view now.Read even more in our 2008 publication The Conservation of Asian Lacquer: Case Studies at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Download...

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St
CA 94102 San Francisco
United states
415.581.3500
http://www.asianart.org/exhibitions/korean-lacquerware

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Mother-of-Pearl Lacquerware from Korea Asian Art Museum Main address: Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin St CA 94102 San Francisco, United states Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin St CA 94102 San Francisco, United states Through 30 radiant objects, many on

view for the first time, you’ll discover the painstaking techniques used to

create a flawless, gleaming surface filled with almost microscopic details. You’ll

also get a close-up look at abalone shell, the stunning

natural phenomenon that gives these works their iridescent luster. And an in-gallery

video will share the conservation procedures that preserve the art’s beauty and

integrity.



 



The works featured in this exhibition are mostly drawn from

the museum’s collection, in addition to objects on loan from the Los Angeles

County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 















A related display of five contemporary artworks of various mediums is on display in the adjacent Korean art galleries. Influenced by traditional Korean mother-of-pearl lacquerware, these works demonstrate the vitality of this vibrant art form today.At the Asian Art Museum, we’re longtime leaders in Korean

art. The first Western art museum to establish a Korean department with a

dedicated full-time curator, we have a distinguished history of presenting

groundbreaking Korean exhibitions. With Mother-of-Pearl

Lacquerware from Korea, we continue our

commitment to advancing international scholarship in this important field.



 



Be sure to check out our exhibitions of Chinese and Japanese lacquerware, on view now.Read even more in our 2008 publication The Conservation of Asian Lacquer: Case Studies at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Download...
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