VIRTUAL: Docent-led Tour of Korean Ceramic Art at the Freer Gallery
This tour is limited to Harvard Club Members and their guests. All attendees must register in advance.
Date: Monday, June 6, 2022 at 4:30 - 5:30pm ET
Location: Virtual via Zoom
This docent-led online tour will feature works of art from the museum’s collections of Korean art. The tour will provide participants with the opportunity to take a close look at and gain an appreciation of the beauty of these artworks, including Korean celadon—one of the world’s best-known types of ceramics—while also learning about the history of Korean art and listening to interesting stories of how these works were acquired.
The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, house an excellent collection of Korean art, especially ceramics. Charles Lang Freer (1854–1919), founder of the Freer Gallery of Art, acquired nearly 500 Korean art objects. When the museum opened its doors in 1923, Freer’s assembly of Korean art was considered unparalleled in quality and historical scope, and the collection has been expanded over the years.
Harvard Club Members and their Guests: Free