DELAWARE ART MUSEUM HOSTS FREE KOREAN FESTIVAL AND HARVEST CELEBRATION

WILMINGTON, DE 

The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to host the second Korean Festival and Harvest Celebration on Saturday, September 17, 2016, 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 a fashion show, music and dance performances with modern K-Pop dance, and hands-on activities. Artwork created by students from the Delaware Korean School will be on display.

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. There is no Museum admission during the Korean Festival and Harvest Celebration 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 (Thanksgiving Dinner) Ceremony, Trivia Challenge, Korean snack sampling. Photobooth with Korean traditional clothing, experience booths of Taekwondo and Traditional Musical, and personalized Hangul script demonstrations

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Demonstration of a traditional wedding ceremony, music and dance performances by students from the Delaware Korean School, K-Pop Dance by University of Delaware Dragonfly Dancegroup, and Taekwondo demonstrations.

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Interactive Korean activities: Snack sampling, trivia challenge, Hangul (Korean Language) lesson, and Korean food cooking.

Partners and Sponsors

This program is supported by Delaware Korean American Association, Jin and Joshua Twilley, Rosemary Twilley, Tiger Kicks Taekwondo, Delaware Korean School, West Norriton Farmer’s Market, Bear-Glasgow Dental, LLC., Jonathan Park Realtor, Kim’s Auto World, Dohee Kim Mass Mutual Insurance, Seonglan & Robert Boyce, and Kahl-Bee Korean Restaurant. Support is also 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 best known for its large collection of works by Wilmington native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, a major collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle, and a survey of American art from early 19th century through the present. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and a number of special exhibitions throughout the year.

The Delaware Art Museum is at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806. Open 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. Admission fees are charged as follows: 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