NY Met exhibition to mark 25th anniversary of Korean gallery

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the exhibition “Lineages: Korean Art at The Met” in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the museum’s Korean gallery, presenting 30 works of art and artifacts from the 12th century to the present.

“(The exhibition) is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of presenting Korean art for The Met’s international audiences. By pairing historical with modern and contemporary artwork, the show also poses the question of how new lineages and legacies have been shaped by Korean artists responding to the past, their present, and looking toward the future,” said Max Hollein, The Met’s Marina Kellen French director and CEO.

The exhibition, which will open Nov. 7 and run through Oct. 20, 2024, will include works acquired by the museum in the last 25 years, and some of the works will rotate during the exhibition period, according to the museum on Monday. The presentation of works is supported by Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.