Confucian Ideals Reflected in Chosǒn Paintings

Filmed June 7, 2012

Dr. Kumja Paik Kim, Curator Emerita of Korean Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, offers an in-depth analysis of the Confucian ideals reflected in Chosǒn paintings.

Kumja Paik Kim received her doctorate in Asian Art History from Stanford University in 1982. While teaching at San Jose State University, she was appointed in 1989 to the position of the first Curator of Korean Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. On June 30, 2006 she retired from the AAMSF. During her tenure at the Asian Art Museum, she curated eight Korean art exhibitions. Besides her exhibition catalogues and her book, The Art of Korea: Highlights from the Collection of San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum, her articles have appeared in Artibus Asiae, Oriental Art, Orientations, Korean Culture, Korea Journal, etc. In 2007, she served as the special consultant for the new Korean Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and coordinated the MFAH’s publication of the Treasures from the National Museum of Korea. Currently she is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Korean Art and Archaeology published by the National Museum of Korea, Seoul.

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Cast: The Korea Society

Tags: Korea, History, Choson, Art, Paintings and Confucianism