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Brooklyn Museum: Arts of Korea

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Brooklyn Museum Arts of Korea

The Brooklyn Museum’s pioneering collection of Korean art is one of the largest and most important Korean collections in the United States. A selection returns to view in a new gallery three times the size of the previous space and featuring many treasures never before shown. At the center of this state-of-the-art installation are the luminescent celadon ceramics of the Goryeo dynasty. These include a famed ewer in the shape of a lotus bud widely acknowledged to be the finest Korean ceramic in the Western hemisphere. But the riches of the Brooklyn collection—from golden earrings of the Silla kingdom to vibrant costumes, paintings, and furnishings of the Joseon dynasty—show that the sophistication of Korean art stretches far beyond these celebrated green wares.

Following a multi-year renovation of our second floor, the Arts of Korea is the first phase of a major reinstallation of our renowned collection of the Arts of Asia and the Middle East. —Brooklyn Museum

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Korean Official's Hat for Ceremonial Occasions

Official’s Hat for Ceremonial Occasions, with Storage Case. Korea, Joseon dynasty, early 19th century; hat: lacquered horsehair, cloth, bamboo, 7 1/2 x 25 3/8 x 25 3/8 in. (19 x 64.5 x 64.5 cm); case: lacquered paper, bamboo, metal, 13 1/4 x 28 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (34.9 x 72.4 x 72.4 cm); photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum.


Ewer in Lotus Bud Shape

Ewer in the Shape of a Lotus Bud. Korea, Goryeo dynasty, first half 12th century. Carved stoneware with slip decoration under celadon glaze, 9 7/8 x 9 1/2  x 5 1/2 in. (25.1 x 24.1 x 14 cm); Brooklyn Museum.


Korean Palanquin for Funerary Processions

Palanquin for Funerary Processions. Korea; Joseon dynasty, 19th century; wood, metal, paper, cloth, 34 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. (87.6 x 52.1 x 64.1 cm); photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum.


Korean Bottle with Peony Decoration

Bottle with Peony Decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty, mid- to late 15th century; stoneware with slip decoration under celadon glaze, 8 5/8 x 7 x 6 in. (22 x 17.8 x 15.2 cm); photo: Brooklyn Museum.


Spirit Shrine Korea

Spirit Shrine, Korea, Joseon dynasty; Ink and color on paper, 67 3/8 x 56 5/8 in. (171 x 143.8 cm); Brooklyn Museum.


Dragon Head Shaped Finial, Korea

Finial in the Shape of a Dragon Head, Korea, Goryeo dynasty, 14th century; Gold, 1 5/8 x 1/2 x 1/4 in. (4.2 x 1.2 x 0.8 cm); photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum.


Earrings Korea

Pair of Earrings, Korea, Unified Silla period, 6th century; gold, 3 11/16 x 1 3/8 in. (9.4 x 3.5 cm); photo: Sarah DeSantis, Brooklyn Museum.


Jar Dragon Decoration, Korea

Jar with Dragon Decoration, Korea, Joseon dynasty, mid-17th century; porcelain with painted decoration under clear glaze, 12 5/8 x 14 5/8 x 14 5/8 in. (32.2 x 37 x 37 cm); Brooklyn Museum.

Cover: Pair of Boy Attendants, Korea, Joseon dynasty, 18th century with later coats of paint; polychromed wood; 19 7/8 x 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (50.5 x 24.1 x 21.6 cm); and 19 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (50 x 24.1 x 21.6 cm); photo: Jonathan Dorado, Brooklyn Museum.



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