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Goodman Resource Center
New York City, NY 10001 United States
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December 2022

Exhibition: Renewal of Symbols: Contemporary Minhwa Paintings — Closes

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

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…

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