Hanbok Saenghwal: Korean Fashion Then and Now (11/7/23 - 3/8/24)  

The art of hanbok (Korean traditional dress) is one that spans hundreds of years. Its history is marked by innumerable changes due to transformations in fashion, society, and the nation itself. Yet, the art of hanbok persists, and today has seen a dramatic revival thanks to the impact of Korean pop culture. Hanbok saenghwal – the practice of making, wearing and enjoying hanbok – is designated as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage due to the mastery of tailoring, weaving, and decorative techniques required of artisans. This exhibition invites visitors to enjoy different types of hanbok created by Profs. Suntae Hwang and JungOk Um and to consider the connection between fashion and identity. 


The Creation of Hanbok Saenghwal: Korean Fashion Then and Now

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Past Exhibitions



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