This presentation will introduce a recently conserved ten-panel folding screen titled A Royal Outing in the current exhibition Inches Away, The Heavens Open. Sooa Im McCormick 任秀娥, Curator of Korean Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, will discuss its historical meaning particularly in regard to Ohioans active engagement with various education and medical projects in early twentieth-century Korea. McCormick will also discuss how this screen reveals some of the outstanding stylistic and iconographic elements that characterize late nineteenth-century Korean décor art.
Artwork credit: Korean, A Royal Outing, 18th–19th century. Ink and color on silk. Gift of D. A. Bunker (OC 1883), 1933.5