A Collector’s Invitation
The First Anniversary of Lee Kun-hee’s Bequest
o Thursday, April 28, 2022 - Sunday, August 28, 2022
o At Special Exhibition Gallery of the National Museum of Korea
o Organized by the National Museum of Korea and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
The National Museum of Korea will commemorate the first anniversary of the late Lee Kun-hee’s invaluable donation of antiques and artworks with an exhibit of 355 select pieces, starting on April 28.
The four-month exhibit, called “A Collector’s Invitation,” is a joint remembrance organized by the National Museum of Korea in conjunction with the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and five regional art museums.
All of the museums were recipients of the “donation of the century,” a vast array of antiques and artworks given on April 28, 2021, when the bereaved family of Lee Kun-hee, chairman of Samsung Group, announced his bequest. The donation spanned the prehistoric period to the 21st century and included metalcrafts, pottery wares, books and documents, wooden furniture, sculptures, traditional paintings, calligraphic works, and oil paintings.
In the exhibition, 308 pieces will be from 21,693 ancient artifacts donated to the National Museum of Korea. Thirty-five pieces will be from the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, which received 1,488 modern and contemporary objects of art, and a total of 12 pieces will be from five regional museums. They received 102 modern and contemporary artworks.
The artifacts from the National Museum of Korea will include six state-designated National Treasures and 15 Treasures.
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