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Tigers, Late 19th - early 20th century
Ink and color on paper
17 x 19 1/4 inches (43.2 x 48.9 cm)
Gift of Dr. Andrew Byoung Soo Kim and Mrs. Wan Kyun Rha Kim in honor of James and Agnes Kim, 2006
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Celebrate Korea: A Decade of Collecting
July 8, 2006 - September 23, 2007

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has undergone a period of impressive growth and activity in its Korean art collection in recent years. With the support of the Korean Heritage Group, established in 1997, the collection has doubled in size and now numbers nearly 300 works in various mediums

To celebrate the expansion of the Korean art program and the 10th anniversary of the Korean Heritage Weekend, the Museum presents this exhibition of approximately 50 works. Among them are screen paintings, hanging scrolls, furniture, and ceramics, mostly acquired since 1997.

A bilingual brochure, featuring exhibition highlights and the history and chronology of the Korean Heritage Group, is available for viewing in the Museum library.

Highlights include an exquisite group of Koryŏ dynasty (918–1392) and Chŏson dynasty (1392–1910) ceramics from the collection of Colonel Stephen McCormick. Col. McCormick donated nearly 100 Korean works of art to the Museum through gifts and bequest accelerating the expansion of the Museum’s Korean collection. A selection of the Koryŏ celadons donated by Dr. Brian Salzberg is also on view.


Hyunsoo Woo • Associate Curator of Korean Art


Gallery 237 and Baldeck Gallery 238, second floor

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