DELAWARE ART MUSEUM HOSTS FREE ANNUAL KOREAN FESTIVAL

WILMINGTON, DE 

The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to host the third Korean Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This free celebration includes both traditional and modern Korean cultural activities and celebrates the Korean Thanksgiving, Chuseok. The family-friendly event also features music and dance performances such as modern K-Pop dance, TaeKwonDo demonstrations, Hangul (Korean language) lessons, trivia, hands-on art activities, and much more. Artwork created by students from the Delaware Korean School will be on display. Korean food provided by Kalbi Asian Bistro will be available for purchase.

The Museum is excited to connect people to art through diverse cultural events and programs. These initiatives allow the Museum to serve its broad and unique community while providing greater access to its collections and art education. There is no Museum admission fee during the Korean Festival and all galleries will be open throughout the day from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Korean-inspired art activities, Chuseok Cha-Rae table setup (Thanksgiving Dinner), art display by students from the Delaware Korean School, Korean snack sampling booth, personalized Hangul script demonstrations, photobooth with props and traditional Korean clothing, and TaeKwonDo and traditional musical instruments interactive booths

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Arirang ensemble,music and dance performances by students from the Delaware Korean School, K-Pop Dance by University of Delaware Dragonfly Dance group, Korean Aria, and TaeKwonDo demonstrations by Tiger Kicks

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hangul (Korean language) lesson, trivia challenge, Jang-Gu (traditional musical instrument) contest, Korean food preparation demonstration, and Korean drum performance by students from the New Jersey Korean School

Partners and Sponsors

This program is made possible by the support of Jin and Joshua Twilley; Rosemary Twilley; Tiger Kicks Taekwondo; 5 Lee Brothers Corp.; MyeongSik Lee; Zen Acupuncture Clinic; Juyoung and Sanghoon Kim; Jinhee and KiSuk Han; Youngmae Roca Financial Services; Kalbi Asian Bistro; YoungHee and KwangSil Kim; Jonathan Park Realtor; Seonglan and Robert Boyce; Eunmi Choi; Sukyoung Rothove Realtor; InSook and YongWong Han; DoHee Kim Mass Mutual Insurance; Clara and Pui Lin; Jason Lee Automotive LLC; Unkyong and Todd Goldie; Anthony Roca; Chansook and Troy Baumiller. Support is provided by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

About the Delaware Art Museum

Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is recognized for its cornerstone collection of works by celebrated American artist and illustrator Howard Pyle, a Wilmington native, complemented by hundreds of works by some of the most talented illustrators.

The Museum is famous for the preeminent collection of urban landscapes by American painter John Sloan and his circle. The Sloan collection lives alongside an esteemed survey of American art–spanning more than 200 years–from early 19th century through the present, including masterworks by Raphaelle Peale, Frederic Church, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Robert Motherwell, and Dale Chihuly. Visitors also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden, featuring large-scale works by Tom Otterness and George Rickey.

For more than 100 years, the Museum has occupied a vibrant place in the life of the Brandywine Valley. More than a collection of beautiful objects, the Museum is a vital source of experiences and discoveries for visitors from around the world.

The Delaware Art Museum is at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806. Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday: Closed. Adults (19-59) $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Students (with valid ID) $6, Youth (7-18) $6, and Children (6 and under) free. Admission fees are waived Thursdays 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sundays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. thanks to support from generous individuals. For more information, call 302-571-9590 or 866-232-3714 (toll free), or visit delart.org.

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For more information, contact:

Jessica Jenkins
Manager of Marketing & Public Relations
jjenkins@delart.org
302.351.8558