In line with its efforts to introduce Korean culture to the Philippines, the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines opens its third art exhibition for 2016 titled “Opulence: The Art of Korean Royal Palace” on September 1.
The exhibit aims to present the Korean cultural heritage through the palaces of Joseon dynasty, the Korean peninsula’s last dynasty. It will display 19 pieces of royal paintings, historical items, and garments used in the palaces during the period. The artworks are created by Korea National University of Cultural Heritage (NUCH) traditional artists with the aim of keeping the legacy of Korean traditions.
Korea is a nation with a long history spanning over 5,000 years of different eras with own cultural and spiritual distinct dynasties. The Joseon Dynasty ruled over the Korean Peninsula for more than 500 years—from the fall of the Goryeo Dynasty in 1392 until the Japanese Occupation in 1910.
The exhibit is deemed as meaningful step in introducing Korea’s history and traditions to the international community.
Co-organized with the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage (NUCH), the exhibit runs from September 1 until November 18 at the KCC Exhibition Hall. Admission is free.