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Diamond Mountains: Poets Respond to Korean Art

Mount Geumgang Viewed from Danbal Ridge by Jeong Seon
Date and Time: 
March 23, 2018 - 6:00PM
Event Location: 
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York NY
Admission: 
Free with Museum Admission

Poets Amanda Calderon and Michael Leong read works in response to The Met’s exhibition Diamond Mountains: Travel and Nostalgia in Korean Art, featuring artwork from the 18th century to the present inspired by what may be the most famous and emotionally resonant site on the Korean peninsula—The Diamond Mountains. The region’s location in what is today North Korea has kept it largely inaccessible in modern times.

IMAGE: Jeong Seon (Korean, 1676–1759). Mount Geumgang Viewed from Danbal Ridge, leaf from the Album of Mount Geumgang, 1711. Ink and light color on silk, 14 1/4 x 14 7/8 in. (36.1 x 37.6 cm). National Museum of Korea, Seoul, Treasure No. 1875

Event Sponsored By: 
Poets House
Event Type: 
Readings and Conversations
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