Lunchtime Lecture: How to Read Korean Animal Paintings
Speaker: Sooa Im McCormick, Curator of Korean Art
Come to the CMA for a quick bite of art history. Traditional Korean paintings feature not only animals that are native to the ecosystems in the Korean Peninsula, such as tigers, leopards, and cranes, but also exotic ones, such as gibbons and elephants. In this lecture, Sooa Im McCormick, curator of Korean art, introduces a few ways to read and understand the language of symbolism in Korean animal paintings.