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To be a Woman: Exhibition of Works by 45 Korean American Artists Commemorating International Women’s Day


The Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. proudly presents To Be a Woman, a special group exhibition featuring a diversity of art works by 45 Korean American artists from the Han-Mee Artist Association of Greater Washington, D.C. (HMAA). Spanning richly traditional as well as cutting-edge contemporary art and craft, these 45 artists collectively express their experiences and emotions surrounding the driving inner spirit of women today.

Each artist explores current issues and challenges they confront and revisit in their lives, in particular as immigrant women in the United States, through an array of styles including East Asian traditional painting, contemporary visual art, calligraphy, metal craft, and sculpture. This special exhibition also commemorates International Women’s Day on March 8, designated by the United Nations.

HMAA is comprised of Korean-American artists who immigrated to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area at various times over the last half century. In 1975, 15 such artists living in the Capital region founded the organization to support artists of Korean heritage with exhibition opportunities and encouragement to pursue their mutual passion for art. 

Admission to the exhibition opening reception featuring talks by the artists on March, 8 at 6:00 p.m. is free and open to the public, but registration is required (below). To Be a Woman will remain on view during regular hours through March 25, 2019.

WHAT: Art exhibition, artist talks, & public opening reception
WHO: Han-Mee Artist Association of Greater Washington, D.C. (45 artists)
WHEN:Opening Reception: Friday, March, 8 at 6:00 p.m.
On View: March, 8 – 25, 2019 (open M-F, 9am-noon & 1:30-5:30pm)
WHERE: Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. (2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW)

Thanks for your interest! Due to a strong response, Opening reception is currently full and we are no longer accept additional RSVPs. We appreciate your understanding.

No RSVP needed during regular hours. 

Participating Artists: Komelia Hongja OKim, Hwangbo Han, Barbara Ysj Han, Bokkim Kim, Eunhee Park Dickerson, Eun Jeon Kim, Eunmee Chung, Myoung Won Kwon, Eunyoung Lee, Mi-Sook Hur , Hyun Chough, In-soon Shin, Irene Myounghee Yi, Jean Kim, Jeong Sook Oh, Jihee Kang, Jinchul Kim, Jinsoon Oh, Joan Joungju Yi, Joo Kim, Kyujin Lee, Kyungae Hong, Kyungsuk Lee, Min Sun Oh Mun, Myungsook Ryu Kim, Okji Chung Kim, Kisoon Griffith, Kevin Kwon, Serena Yeo, Sookkyung Park, Sumita Kim, Sunmi Shin, Sunsook Shin Park, WanjinKim, Wonju Seo, Yanghee Kim Lee, Yeong-Hi Paik, Yoonsun Lim, Insook Lee, Sophia Joung, Junghwa Kim Paik, Sunjin Leaa Lee, Kwangho Kim, Sunhee Kim Jung, Yumi Hogan.