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Hallyu! The Korean Wave

The Curatorial Roundtable
Thursday, May 16, 2024

We are pleased to host an online curatorial roundtable for Hallyu! The Korean Wave exhibition currently on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston through July 28th. First presented at Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the show will travel next to the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.

Hallyu! The Korean Wave explores the rise of South Korea as a cultural superpower over the last century following its occupation by Japan and the Korean War. It’s the first major exhibition to explore the origins, evolution and incredible impact worldwide of Korea’s pop culture.

The exhibit features approximately 250 objects—costumes, props, photographs, videos, pop culture ephemera, and contemporary works—providing an immersive and multi-sensory journey through a fascinating history, and a celebration of a vibrant creative force that bridges cultural, societal, and linguistic divides and continues to reach new heights today.

Join the exhibit’s three curators—Rosalie Kim, Victoria and Albert Museum; Christina Yu Yu, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Yoon-Jee Choi, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco—as they discuss this captivating exhibition.

To view the talk, click here.




Heejung Cho, Simpson Kim, Jian Yoo

May 2 – July 31, 2024

How can a Korean artist—however one identifies as such—shape their own narrative in this fast changing, global environment? Educated, living, and working in both the United States and South Korea, three Korean artists ponder what home means to them by exploring the landscape surrounding them. Working in three distinctive media—sculpture, photography, and contemporary mother-of-pearl art—this group of young artists represent the international experience and diversity within the new generation of Korean artists and the fluid definition of one’s identity and home in the age of intercontinental living.

To learn more, click here.

The Korea Society Gallery is open by appointment only. The appointment must be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled visit. To make an appointment, please contact [email protected]