2016 Korea Day Festival at the Asian Art Museum: San Francisco

Back again for the 8th year, the Asian Art Museum’s Korea Day Festival will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2016 in San Francisco.

The event will be happening from 10:30am to 4pm and admission is free courtesy of the Korea Foundation!

Outside of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. [Image credit: http://bit.ly/2dbgnWl%5D
Some of the festivities promised include: “presentations by notable musicians, artists, [and] performers…with gallery tours, artists’ demonstrations, art and craft activities, [and] a K-pop Lounge” (http://bit.ly/2dbgnWl).

From 11am to 4pm, Hwang Samyong will be hosting a demonstration about how to work with mother-of-pearl and lacquer to create beautiful art pieces. Also from 11 to 4, you can participate in some art-making activities which is an interactive, hands-on event inspired by Samyong’s work.

From 1 to 4pm, you can listen to k-pop music and get quizzed on your k-pop knowledge in what Asian Art Museum is calling their “K-pop Lounge”!

From 2 to 3pm, you can enjoy some traditional Korean folk music from Wooden Fish Ensemble and composer Hyo-shin Na at the Echoes of Harmonious Music Feature Performance.

Do not forget to stay after the performance because they are ending the day with a Q&A type event with composer and musician Hyo-shin Na and Wooden Fish Ensemble!

This event is no doubt a fantastic way to get involved in the Korean community and learn about the artistic side of the culture. Admission is free, so if you are in the area, you really have no reason why you should not stop by for a bit and enjoy the enriching experience of the event.

For more information including the full location of the event, click here or here.

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