Associate Curator Soyoung Lee joined the staff of the Department of Asian Art in 2003, and is responsible for the Korean art collection, programs, and gallery. She has organized major international loan exhibitions with accompanying catalogues, including Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom (2013) with Denise Patry Leidy and Art of the Korean Renaissance, 1400–1600 (2009), as well as shows focusing on the permanent collection such as Korea: 100 Years of Collecting at the Met (2015). She holds a PhD from Columbia University, with a dissertation on the relationship between Korean and Japanese ceramics from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century.
Posted: Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Portraits can reveal so much about the character of the person depicted, beyond the obvious physical traits. What can you tell about the gentleman in this painting?
Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014
With just ten days remaining until the special exhibition Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom closes on February 23, here are our top ten reasons to visit (or revisit) these exquisite treasures.
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014
Do you like the digital media in the exhibition Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom? Ranging from an eye-catching, wide-screen projection of a majestic burial site to a 3D animation of a famous monument, the technology in the exhibition is there to enhance a visitor's experience of the art on display.
Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, March 3, 2010
When I first saw 25 Wishes (above, left) in the Chelsea studio of the artist Ik-joong Kang nearly a year ago, my first thought was how wonderful it would look in the Met's Korean gallery.