Join us for a fun feast of art activities, food, music, and dance at this all-day festival of Korean Culture. The 4th annual Korean Culture Day observes Chuseok, a Korean harvest festival and holiday. In celebration of a bountiful harvest during an autumn full moon, people visit their hometowns and share traditional food and games with family and friends. Food will be abundant at our party, with San Francisco's famous food trucks serving up Korean tacos and more outside while Cafe Asia keeps the crowds happy with Asian fusion cuisine inside the museum. There are plenty of great activities to keep everyone entertained, and a Family Gallery Guide with games to play as you explore Korean art.
This program is generously supported by the Korea Foundation.
K pop video screening
Resource Room, first floor
Get on the dance floor with the latest Korean pop songs.
Hands-on Art Activity
11:00 am–4:00 pm
Get inspired by art in the galleries and make an artwork to take home.
11:00 am (15 minutes) and 1:30 pm (30 minutes)
Asian Art Museum storytellers share myths and folktales from Korea. Special 15 minute tour at 11:00 am for families with kids aged 3 to 6.
Family Tours (30 minutes)
11:30 am and 2 pm
Gallery Talk: Staff Picks
Members of the museum staff share their love of artworks from the Korean collection. Bilingual tours available.
AsiaAlive Demo and art activity: Korean lacquer
12:00 noon–4:00 pm
Jung Myung-che, who is Master Lacquer Artist (najeon-jang) Intangible Cultural Property No. 14 of Seoul, demonstrates the past and future of this art form, especially shell inlay lacquer wares (najeon chilgi). Originating in the Chinese Tang dynasty and spreading as far as Japan, najeon developed into a major art form in Korea, where it remains popular today.
Music Performance for Families
12:30 and 3:00 pm
Korean pop group wHOOL performs a fusion of traditional Korean rhythms and modern digital musical instruments.
Enjoy traditional Korean festival food. First come, first served.
Teacher Resource Table
Just for teachers-learn about the museum's school and teacher programs and resources and pick up a free museum poster.