Art Study Center Seminar: “Avant-Garde” Ceramics in 15th-Century Korea


Friday, September 27, 2019, 11:00am to 12:00pm


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street

In this seminar, Soyoung Lee, the Landon and Lavinia Clay Chief Curator at the Harvard Art Museums and a specialist in Korean art, will explore the bold aesthetics and the socio-economic circumstances that led to a new genre of ceramics created on the Korean peninsula during the 15th and 16th centuries. Known by the modern term punch’ŏng ware, these ceramics are defined by their experimental surface decoration of white-slip coating and often abstract or whimsical design. They possess an enduring appeal for the contemporary art lover.

The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.

Free admission, but registration is required. Registration for this seminar will open on Friday, September 6, 2019, and participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please email

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk, and be prepared to present a photo ID. 
Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.