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Message, 1994
Yoon Kwang-cho (b. 1946, Korea)
33 1/2 x 26 x 11 inches
Private collection
Mountain Dreams: Contemporary Ceramics by Yoon Kwang-cho
September 2, 2003 - January 4, 2004

This exhibition of the work of Korean contemporary ceramist Yoon Kwang-cho (born 1946) includes over 25 works drawn from various museum and private collections and marks the artist's first solo exhibition in an American museum.

Born and trained in Korea, Yoon bases his work in the traditional Korean pottery known as buncheong, which is characterized by its freedom of design, unusual shapes, and coarse potting. Yoon has adapted this traditional form to create his own distinctive wares of triangular and rectangular shapes, with bold swathes of white brushwork or characters incised on their surfaces.

This exhibition coincides with the 27th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Korean Heritage Weekend, and the 50th symposium of the American Ceramics Circle.


The exhibition is supported by The Blakemore Foundation, the Korean Heritage Group of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Korea Foundation, The Hollis-Baldeck Fund, and generous individuals; the publication accompanying the exhibition is supported by the Marian Locks Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Korea Foundation.


Dr. Felice Fischer • The Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Curator of East Asian Art


North Auditorium Gallery, ground floor


  • Philadelphia Museum of Art • September 2, 2003–January 4, 2004
  • The Birmingham Art Museum • Spring 2004

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