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2017 Gallery Hop: Focus on Korean Contemporary Art

For the fifth post in our 2017 Gallery Hop series, we're focusing on Korean contemporary art, with a 4-mile itinerary that takes you to four galleries, from the Upper East Side to Chelsea. We recommend walking to the first 3 exhibitions (about 1 mile), then taking public transportation or a taxi to reach the last gallery in Chelsea. And while you're down there, remember that the Rubin Museum of Art and Tibet House US are not too far away.

Start at Kang Collection Korean Art at 9 East 82nd Street.
Exhibition on view: Korean Contemporary Paintings and Decorative Traditional Arts
Focus: Contemporary + Antiques

(Note: An exhibition of Indian court painting is also on view in this building, courtesy of participating dealer Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd.)

Head to Madison Avenue and walk down nine blocks to Jason Jacques Gallery, 29 East 73rd Street, where HK Art and Antiques LLC is exhibiting.
Exhibition on view: Nature, Rocks, Flowers, Water and Clay
Focus: Contemporary + Antiques

Continue going south on Madison Avenue. At 57th Street, make a left to reach Pace Gallery at number 32.
Exhibition on view: Lee Ufan: Ceramics
Focus: Contemporary

While you're in midtown, you may want to make a pit stop at the Korean Cultural Center at 460 Park Avenue (between 57th and 58th), to see a show of contemporary Korean embroidery.

To reach Tina Kim Gallery at 525 West 21st Street in Chelsea, 3 miles away, hop onto the bus or subway, or take a taxi. The E train at 5th Avenue and 53rd Street stops at 23rd Street and 8th Avenue, and from there, it's a 10-minute walk away.
Exhibition on view: Seoyoung Chung
Focus: Contemporary

A custom Google map of the itinerary, which you can share with others, is below: