ARTful Korea: Contemporary Art Tour


ARTful Korea: Contemporary Art Tour

October 23, 2021 to November 2, 2021

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ARTful Korea: Contemporary Art Tour
October 23 - November 2, 2021

Registration for this trip will open on February 1, 2021. Look for an announcement via MailChimp.

This trip is limited to 20 Society members only. You may join the Society online on our website. You may also mail a check for membership, payable to the Society for Asian Art, to 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.

The Society for Asian Art is pleased to offer a tour of contemporary Korean art lead by the Asian Art Museum’s Department Head and Associate Curator of Korean Art, Hyonjeong (HJ) Kim Han. The tour will feature a dynamic array of contemporary art museums, galleries, architecture, and artists’ studio visits with the backdrop of Korea’s beautiful autumn season. The Society for Asian Art group will be granted special access to VIP only galleries and museums including the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul and Cheongju, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Amore Pacific Museum of Art, Bonte Museum in Jeju and many more. The group will be treated to a diverse Korean cuisine ranging from a Buddhist temple food experience to fine dining on regional specialties.

The trip begins in Seoul, Korea’s vibrant capital city, and continues to the surrounding rural areas, before flying to the sub-tropical island of Jeju with its unique heritage, mild weather, spectacular landscape and the vibrant art scene.  On Jeju we will visit the fabulous architecture of Genius Loci, and the gallery designed with the environment in mind at Gongbac. The tour will end as we fly back to Incheon to stay at the Paradise City Hotel with its impressive art collection where we will enjoy our final farewell dinner before flying out the next morning.

Dongsik Lee, Moon Jar

Suknam Yun, Hu Nan Sullhun, Wood sculpture

Genius Loci, Jeju Island

Registration Policies

The Society for Asian Art's cancellation policy requires at least one week's advance written notice in order to receive a refund of registration fees. This excludes our Travel programs, which have separate cancellation policies, as well as any programs where a specific refund policy is stated on the event page. Your fees will be returned to you through a check in the mail. To cancel, please contact us.

For programs located within the Asian Art Museum, the museum entrance fee must be paid separately and is not included with your registration fee.

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