DELAWARE ART MUSEUM HOSTS FREE KOREAN FESTIVAL AND HARVEST CELEBRATION

August 6, 2015
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DELAWARE ART MUSEUM
WILMINGTON, DE (August 6, 2015)

The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to host the first Korean Festival and Harvest Celebration on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This free celebration includes both traditional and modern Korean cultural activities and celebrates the Korean Thanksgiving, Chuseok. The family-friendly event also features a Korean harvest ceremony, Taekwondo demonstration, a fashion show featuring customary Korean clothing, traditional dance and modern K-Pop dance and music performances, and various hands-on art activities. Artwork created by students from the Delaware Korean School will be on display.

The Museum is excited to connect people to art through new diverse cultural events and programs. These initiatives allow the Museum to serve its broad and unique community while providing greater access to its collections.

There is no Museum admission during the Korean Festival and Harvest Celebration and all galleries will be open throughout the day from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This program is made possible by the support of Jin Kim and Joshua Twilley, Rosemary Twilley, Tiger Kicks Taekwondo, Delaware Korean School, Delaware Korean American Association, Zen Acupuncture Clinic, and Hanseo Enterprise.

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Korean-inspired art activities, ChuSeok Cha-Rae ceremony demonstrations, HanBok costume photobooth and photos with costumed models, personalized Hangul script demonstrations, and Taekwondo information booth and demonstrations

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Fashion show, music and dance performances by students from the Delaware Korean School, and Taekwondo demonstrations

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Traditional Korean song performance


Partners and Sponsors
This program is supported by the support of Jin Kim and Joshua Twilley, Rosemary Twilley, Tiger Kicks Taekwondo, Delaware Korean School, Delaware Korean American Association, Zen Acupuncture Clinic, and Hanseo Enterprise. Additional support is provided by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the Delaware Art Museum
Founded in 1912, the Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of works by Wilmington native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, a major collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor Copeland Sculpture Garden and a number of special exhibitions throughout the year.

The Delaware Art Museum is located at 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806. Open Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday: Closed. Admission fees: Adults (19-59) $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Students (with valid ID) $6, Youth (7-18) $6, and Children (6 and under) free. Admission fees are waived Thursdays after 4:00 p.m. and Sundays thanks to support from generous individuals. For more information, call 302-571-9590 or 866-232-3714 (toll free), or visit the website at delart.org.

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