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Exploring Korean Art at the Freer|Sackler

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This Learning Lab contains introductory materials to help educators explore Korean art from Freer|Sackler collections with students.  It includes the following:

  • a founding history of Korean art collections at the Freer|Sackler
  • an illustrated timeline of Korea
  • a map of major ceramic production sites in Korea
  • images and information regarding rare Buddhist paintings from the Goryeo dynasty (935-1392)
  • definitions and examples of selected clay, decoration, glaze, pigment, and symbol types in Korean art
  • Freer Gallery of Art audio tour selections of Korean art
  • curator videos from Discovering Korea's Past: Interdisciplinary Connections Summer Institute for Educators held at the Freer|Sackler, Summer 2018
  • related educator resources from other museums
  • teacher-created lessons and Learning Lab Collections from Discovering Korea's Past: Interdisciplinary Connections Summer Institute for Educators held at the Freer|Sackler, Summer 2018

Tags: Korea, Goryeo, archaeology, art, celadon, ceramics, painting, symbols, Buddhism

Cup stand

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Tea bowl

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Dr. Horace N. Allen

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Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara (Suwol Gwaneum bosal)

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Box

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Illustrated Timeline of Korea

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Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara (Suwol Gwaneum bosal)

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Buddha Amitabha (Amita) and the Eight Great Bodhisattvas

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Bodhisattva Kshitigarbha (Jijang bosal)

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Glossary of Ceramic Terms

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Jar

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Cylindrical tea bowl with inlaid design of cranes and clouds

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Cooking pot with two handles

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Tea bowl, Ki-Irabo type

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Cinerary urn with impressed decoration

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Tea bowl stand

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Punch'ong ware bowl

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Bottle with carved and incised design of two phoenixes and peony vinescrolls

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Jar with inlaid design of three phoenixes

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Bowl with molded decoration of hibiscus

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Dish

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Bowl with stamp-impressed relief designs

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Bottle

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Storage jar

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Ewer

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Jar

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Bottle

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Crane | Bottle with inlaid decoration of flying cranes and clouds

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Cloud | Covered box with inlaid design of cranes and clouds

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Lotus | Ewer

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Peony | Jar with inlaid design of three phoenixes

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Chrysanthemum | Long-necked bottle with incised and inlaid decoration

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Gourd | Bottle

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Willow | Bottle with inlaid design of willow trees and reeds

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Contemporary Korean Ceramics

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Cranes and Clouds: Evolution of the Inlay Technique in Korean Ceramics

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The Arts of Korea: A Resource for Educators

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Korean Myths and Folktales

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