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800-year-old bronze bell designated as national treasure
An 800-year-old Buddhist bronze bell housed in Naeso Temple in Buan, North Jeolla Province, has been designated as a national treasure, announced the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA), Tuesday.
Stories of Jesus Christ with Joseon flair on show
Imagine if the messenger of God who came to the Virgin Mary was not the winged angel Gabriel, but “seonnyeo,” a fairy-like being from East Asian folk tales. And what if baby Jesus Christ was born in a stable during the 1392-1910 Joseon Kingdom, surrounded by women clad in “hanbok” (traditional Korean attire), instead of in a manger in Bethlehem?
Artist's painterly ode to childhood memories
As we bid farewell to 2023, the Year of the Black Rabbit in the Chinese zodiac, artist Kang Yeh-sine populates her canvas with bunnies and other creatures in her exhibition, “Timeless,” at The Trinity Gallery in central Seoul.
[INTERVIEW] What does it mean to design child-centered museum?
On a bright morning on July 1, crowds of families gathered in front of a two-story vermilion Victorian building in East London’s Bethnal Green.
National Museum unveils new catalogs including Lee Kun-hee's donated collection
In April 2021, the late Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee’s vast personal art trove found its way to major state-run museums in Korea, when his family donated over 23,000 works in an attempt to settle a substantial inheritance tax bill.
Yun Ko-eun's 'The Disaster Tourist' picked up for screen adaptation
Yun Ko-eun’s award-winning novel, “The Disaster Tourist,” often dubbed as a “dystopian feminist eco-thriller,” is set for a screen adaptation, its publisher Minumsa announced, Friday.
Colors and shapes galore in winter exhibitions
As the year draws to a close, Seoul’s art scene is once again sizzling with swirling colors, textures and shapes to liven up the wintry streets.
Bottega Veneta highlights Korean kite artisan in its craft campaign
Bottega Veneta’s latest campaign, “Bottega for Bottegas,” is all about celebrating the long-standing craftsmanship upheld by artisanal workshops around the world. Launched in 2021, the annual initiative takes inspiration from the Italian luxury house’s own name, with the word “bottega” meaning “workshop” in Italian.
Extensively-renovated Busan Museum of Art to reopen in 2026
BUSAN - In March 1998, the Busan Museum of Art (BMA) opened its doors as the first public art institution in the southeastern port city. Its opening, which came two years after the founding of the Busan International Film Festival, marked the municipal government’s broader initiative to reshape the cultural landscape of Korea's second-largest city.
Kohei Nawa goes 'cosmic' in his disturbingly mesmerizing world
Japanese artist Kohei Nawa is a master at striking a balance between the mesmerizing and the disquieting.
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