April 11, 2014 6:21 pm

Korea’s artistic treasures

New exhibition showcases art and design from the Joseon period, a dynasty that lasted 500 years

A new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, titled Treasures from Korea , features screens, ceramics, textiles, clothing, metal ware, paintings and furniture once on show in palaces and the richest Korean homes. Described as the most comprehensive collection of art and design from the Joseon period (1392-1910) ever displayed in the US, many of the exhibits have never left Korea before.

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