Author: KoreAm
Posted: August 5th, 2013
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Friday, February 07 2014
Korean Contemporary Ceramics

February 7 - April 25, Exhibition Opening February 7th 5:30 - 8:00

Korea Society Gallery, 950 3rd Avenue (57th Street entrance), 8th Floor

When artists work in a medium as old as earth itself, in a country that has for centuries been recognized as a center for artistic expression in that medium, how do they continue to innovate? This question is ably and eloquently answered by each of the eight artists in this exhibition of Korean contemporary ceramics. Their works represent the diverse range of ceramic art as practiced in Korea today, and exemplify the creative Korean spirit of artistry and innovation. Please also join us for the gallery talk, My Korean Ceramic Journey on February 11th at 6:00.

Fresh from participating in the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale, artist Young Mi Kim reports on her three-month journey to kilns, studios, and ceramic heritage sites throughout Korea.

We look forward to seeing you at the gallery opening on February 7th at 5:30 - 8:00, and at the gallery talk on February 11th at 6:00 (reception at 5:30), at the Korea Society at 950 3rd Avenue (entrance on 57th Street). Thank you for supporting our mission to promote Korean art and culture.

Wednesday, April 02 2014
Korean Film Series at Philadelphia Museum of Art
Wednesdays in April at 6pm

$8 ($5 museum members/Free for students with valid ID)

The film series features a mix of contemporary Korean films, documentaries, and classics and showcases traditional and modern Koreanculture with themes explored in the museum's Treasures from Korea exhibition.  

April 2: Chi-hwa-seon (Painted Fire)
A vivid portrait of the life of one of Korea’s greatest artists, renowned painter Jang Seung-eop.  Directed by master filmmaker Im Kwon-taek.  Features a post film discussion with exhibition curator Hyunsoo Woo and Eugene Park, director of Korean Studies at UPenn.

April 9: Sunny An unexpectedly big hit in South Korea, "Sunny" is a heartwarming coming of age comedy that will alternately make you laugh and cry as these long-lost friends discover they can still change one another's lives.  Featuring a soundtrack of American 80's pop hits.  Feel free to come dressed in your 80's best!

April 16: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring
Award-winning Korean writer/director/editor Kim Ki-duk has crafted a lushly exotic, yet universal story about the human spirit and its evolution, from innocence to love, evil to enlightenment, and ultimately to rebirth.

April 23: Planet B-Boy Korean-American filmmaker Benson Lee (who grew up in Philadelphia) sought to answer the question of how South Korea became the epicenter of the global phenomenon known as breakdancing, which originated in the Bronx in the 1970s. Weaving between the vivid backdrops of Osaka, Paris, Las Vegas, and Seoul, unforgettable images frame the intimate stories of international teams of dancers who struggle to fulfill their dreams.  Featuring a b-boy performance after the film.

April 30: The Yellow Sea
Screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, The Yellow Sea is an impressive crime thriller with amazing action reminiscent of the Bourne series from director Na Hong-jin (The Chaser).

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Fri, March 28, 5-9:45pm: Art After 5 K-Pop Dance Party & Fashion Show (Free after paid museum admission)

Student designers from the fashion department of the Art Institute of Philadelphia kick off the evening by showcasing runway looks using professional models. This evening also features a K-pop (Korean pop) performance, a mini dance class, and a dance party in the museum!
Korean Drama Series: Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm (Mar 26, May 7, 14, 21) (Free after paid museum admission) Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) is a South Korean drama about a girl who disguises herself as a boy while attending Sungkyunkwan, the Joseon Dynasty’s highest educational institute, where no women were allowed. Each screening features three episodes and is presented by Drama Fever, the largest online video site for the distribution of international televised content.

For more info on those events, please visit:

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Saturday, April 26 2014
National Leadership Forum: Expanding Our Community’s Definition of Success
hosted by KAC-Chicago, and KAAC

DePaul University College of Law, 8th floor (25 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago) Saturday, April 26 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., including lunch (Registration from 9:15 – 10 a.m.) Networking Reception to immediately follow

Join leaders from across the country in a national conversation about expanding the definition of success within the Asian and Korean American communities. This full- day event will feature six interactive panels in the areas of law, art and media, business and start-ups, government, non-profits, and family. Lunch and evening networking reception included.

Speakers include: Grace Chung Becker (D.C., former Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice); Iris Shim (L.A., Director of "House of Suh"). Also joining us are Chicago’s own Beverly Kim (Top Chef Season 9 Finalist); Judge Young B. Kim (federal magistrate judge); David Namkung (Founder and Managing Partner of Clarity Partners, LLC); Peter Ohr (National Labor Relations Board), and many more.

Registration ends April 23rd. To register, and for a complete list of panels and speakers bios, please go to
DePaul University College of Law
Sunday, May 04 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014 New York, NY

We are delighted to announce that KACF is participating again as a charity partner in the 2014 TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour on May 4, 2014. Please join us in representing KACF in this

exciting 40-mile tour through the five boroughs of New York City by raising funds for KACF's Grantee Partners and supporting our mission to empower lives and transform

communities in the Greater New York area.

How to Join the Team KACF

Please complete the application and email it to or fax it to 646-637-4945. Approved applicants must commit to a fundraising minimum of $1,000 for KACF.

Benefits of Joining Team KACF

  • Guaranteed entrance to 2014 TD Five Boro Bike Tour

  • Team KACF jersey

  • Individualized online fundraising page

  • A chance to bond with fellow teammates

  • Brunch for cyclists and their guests the day before the Bike Tour

Fundraising Minimum

In order to join Team KACF in the 2014 TD Five Boro Bike Tour, each cyclist is required to raise a minimum of $1,000 for KACF by Saturday, May 3, 2014.  If the minimum

fundraising goal is not met, the cyclist will be personally responsible for the balance owed.

Team KACF Biker Login and Fundraising pages to be up soon.

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