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Exhibition: Renewal of Symbols: Contemporary Minhwa Paintings — Closes

December 16, 2022

postcard of exhibition invitation featuring examples of artwork

August 25–December 16

Minhwa is traditional Korean folk art from the Chosun era (1392-1910) painted on paper or canvas in a simplistic but expressive style executed in bold colors. Translated as “painting of the people” or “popular painting,” it is often the work of anonymous craftsmen and shows figures from folk mythology and legends, symbols of happiness, wealth and health, and scenes of everyday life. Minhwa is known for expressing its emotions using symbolism, optimism, humor, and satire. This exhibition is curated by FIT Professor Kyunghee Pyun.

Featuring artists: Seongmin Ahn, Cho Uk Kim, Hyunmee Kim, Minjung Kim, Sejung Nam, Kate Oh, Eunkyoung Park, Olivia Sung, Younho Yang, Seung Hyun Woo

2022 Minhwa Creative Collective
Seongmin Ahn, art director
Rachel Kim, Hana Glanz, Yoon Lee, Justin Pyun

This exhibition is on view inside the Gladys Marcus Library; you need an FIT ID or visitor pass to access the library. 


December 16, 2022
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Gladys Marcus Library Staircase Gallery
Goodman Resource Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States


Kyunghee Pyun