Tonight, we present the latest installment of the Artists Drawing Club featuring artist Jung Ran Bae. Bae’s project Breathe is inspired by the space and scale of Samsung Hall. Using sound and textures, Breathe creates an immersive sensory experience, much like a dream.
For just $5 after 5pm, experience Jung Ran Bae’s Breathe, visit her two striking ceramic installations in our 2nd floor Korean art gallery, and view Gorgeous in its final weeks (closing sooner than you think!).
Still not sold? Watch our stunning video of Jung Ran Bae creating her sculptures.
How do you fill an empty space with a sensory experience? Artist Jung Ran Bae takes this question as a source of inspiration to create an experience where touch, sight and sound help to shift perceptions of Samsung Hall, on the second floor, into a more sensual and sensorial space.
Tomorrow night, Jung Ran Bae takes over Samsung Hall as a part of Artists Drawing Club. For just $5 after 5pm, you can hear the artist talk, check out her new installation in the 2nd floor Korean gallery AND see Gorgeous which ends September 14th.
Wanna get an inside scoop behind Jung Ran Bae’s process? Watch our behind the scenes video here.
Happy National Dog Day! There’s really no need to go into why dogs are fantastic, or why every day should be dog day, right? And honestly, we just get excited about any opportunity to post about pups from our collection.
This adorable little rascal is a ceramic from Northern China dated 25-220 AD. That’s like 26,910 in dog years.
Want more dogs, or any flora and fauna? Search our collection here.
We share your adoration of burritos and also think of them as beautiful and gorgeous. Thanks for posting on our Gorgeous exhibition-related wall.
Today is National Heroes’ Day in the Philippines. It acknowledges the countless men and women (known and unknown) who dedicated their lives to the country’s freedom, independence and development.
Speaking of which, Filipino American History Month is October. We’ll be celebrating on Sunday, October 5 with our FREE Filipino American History Month event, an occasion to honor the Filipino community’s contributions to the Bay Area and beyond.
Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Korea Day is this Sunday, August 24th!
Enjoy tastings, tours, art activities, talks and performances highlighting Korean culture. The entire day is kid-friendly filled with fun stuff for the little ones so bring the entire family.
Did we mention that Korea Day is FREE? Take advantage of this free day and check out Gorgeous (ends Sept 14) in its final weeks.
In this work, a curtain becomes a passageway between two spaces…the passage from life to death, dramatic reveals, the final curtain.
"I recall Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s famous comment that all of his artwork was made for his late partner Ross, which makes me think of the hospital curtains and bedroom curtains that must have surrounded Ross during his battle with AIDS. Ultimately the golden strands become, for me, a celebration of a love and a symbol of compassion. “Untitled” (Golden) is one of the last works conceived by the artist before his death from AIDS in 1996.” -Allison Harding, curator
It’s incredibly moving to see so many people posting photos interacting with "Untitled" (Golden). Catch Gorgeous before it ends on September 14th and experience why so many people are enamored with the piece.
You can see Gorgeous for just $5 on Thursdays after 5pm, or better yet, for FREE at our Korea Day on 8/24.
Instagram photos courtesy of @bay2, @designbreak, @kilbear, @keibella, @mme_rae.
Korea Day is on Sunday! This FREE extravaganza is fun for the entire family. One component of the event focuses on fashion through three interactive activities.
Make fun, colorful Korean silk accessories with designer Bora Han.
Enjoy a talk with costume historian Dr. Minjee Kim who will discuss the unique qualities of Korean clothing (like the hanbok, a traditional dress) and how it differs from western dress.
At 1 pm, check out a demonstration and informal conversation with Chimseonjang (master of clothing construction) Koo Hae Ja.
As if a free event with tons of programs wasn’t enough, stroll into the galleries and catch Gorgeous (ends Sept 14) in its final weeks.
Korea Day has been made possible with the support of the Korea Foundation.
Click here for full Korea Day schedule.
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"This Indian stone sculpture seems powerful and timeless, subtly shifting her weight to one side. But this goddess is a fragment of her former self…now supported by a concrete block added at some point in the twentieth century…this broken deity bears the guise of a complete artwork, diverting our attention from what was lost.
Recovering our awareness of the figure’s losses broadens the goddess’s allure. Her acquired cracks and fractures suggest the collision between ideal beauty and the world of time and nature. Our experience oscillates between past and present, beauty and decay, myth and reality.” - Allison Harding, curator
See this stone sculpture (1400–1600) and 70+ other artworks old and new in the Gorgeous exhibition, closing soon. Just $5 on Thursdays after 5 pm.
We have an interactive wall that’s a companion piece to our Gorgeous exhibition where people can share their thoughts. The exhibition provokes you to think deeply about your reactions to art. A large question we pose is: what does gorgeous mean to you?
This was one person’s answer: Robin Williams.
We know this person is not alone in his or her sentiment, as shown in the tremendous, heartfelt outpouring from the public this week.
And seeing this on our interactive wall, floating above images of tranquil Buddhist art and a Rothko (also a celebrated artist who faced many struggles), it was too compelling to not share. It was a very human moment.