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Ewha University Museum Holds Special Exhibition, IN PRAISE OF PLANTS

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  • Date2021.09.03
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Ewha University Museum Holds Special Exhibition, IN PRAISE OF PLANTS

Ewha University Museum (Director Jang Nam-won) is holding a special exhibition, IN PRAISE OF PLANTS, at the museum’s Special Exhibition Hall (second floor) from September 1 (Wed) to November 30 (Tue). This exhibition was planned with the support of the 2021 University Museum Promotion Support Project organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and supervised by the Korean Association of University Museums.

The special exhibition, IN PRAISE OF PLANTS, introduces a variety of plants entrenched as metaphors and symbols that reflect numerous perspectives on reason in the literary, philosophical and aesthetic senses, while benefitting human life based on their ecological traits and beauty, under five sub-themes. The exhibition displays 250 pieces in total, comprised of works by modern artists and the museum’s collections, offering contemporary interpretations on plants through works by modern artists and traditional points of view on plants through artworks from the Joseon era.

The five sub-themes of this special exhibition are “Plant, Projection of Concept,” “Plant Ornaments and Designs,” “Good Omens and Aspiration,” “Modern Arts and Plants” and “Plant Archive.” The exhibition specifically invited modern artists whose works are themed on plants as well as ornaments, handicrafts and traditional paintings of Joseon-era literati that introduce our ancestors’ thoughts on plants.

Director Jang remarked, “I expect this special exhibition will provide an opportunity to admire a diverse aspect of plants, as well as various beautiful works of art, that console and befriend us at a time when our minds and bodies are exhausted due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic,” adding “The museum will remain faithful to its role as a cultural platform by providing local residents and teenagers with opportunities for cultural experience and education through multiple programs connecting cultural resources.”

Admission to the exhibition is available free of charge, but due to social distancing measures imposed by the government, only groups of five or fewer are allowed to enter at a time. The museum is open Monday to Friday, 9:30 am until 5 pm, and closed on Saturday, Sunday and national holidays.