Date(s) - 11/09/2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Asian Art Museum
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Join Merola Opera Program for a guided tour of the Asian Art Museum’s new exhibit Couture Korea. Alongside a Merola alumni artist, you will be taken on an exclusive journey by Curator HJ Kim Han. This event is part of our Merola in the City series to bring opera and opera lovers into San Francisco.
From the courts of the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910) to the runways of Paris, Couture Korea immerses audiences in the splendid sophistication of historical and contemporary Korean fashion. This original exhibition features more than 120 works, ranging from recreations of garments from the Joseon Dynasty to contemporary designs from Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel, pioneer of Korean fashion Jin Teok, and two Seoul-based Korean designers. Couture Korea delves deeper than the clothing’s formal beauty and superb craftsmanship to show that these works, as art, are not only intimate objects but also cultural expressions. Visitors will come away with a rich understanding of the social and cultural roots, as well as the global impact, of Korean fashion.
*Note: Your ticket includes entrance to the Asian Art Museum for the remainder of the day following the tour.