SPAH Seminar Series Week 3: Eleanor Soo-ah Hyun, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Picturing Possession: Korean Munbangdo Paintings

  • Thu 22 Oct 20

    15:00 - 17:00

  • Online


  • Event speaker

    Eleanor Soo-ah Hyun, Associate Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    SPAH Seminar Series 2020-21

  • Event organiser

    Philosophy and Art History, School of

  • Contact details

    Kathryn Gorden, Senior Student Services Administrator

Part of the SPAH Seminar Series, Eleanor Soo-ah Hyun (Associate Curator in the Asian Art Department) will be giving a seminar on Picturing Possession, Korean Munbangdo Paintings.

Eleanor Soo-ah Hyun is the Associate Curator for Korean art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to The Met, she was a curator at the British Museum from 2015-19.  She is from New York City and is a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation is on 18th-century Korean and Chinese art. 

This talk focuses on Munbangdo, a Korean painting genre that emerged during the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910). The talk introduces the different types of Munbangdo and, through the lens of iconography and style, explores issues of representation and socio-cultural environment of late Joseon Korea. 

To attend, please email spahpg@essex.ac.uk and you will be emailed the direct Zoom link.

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