Korea Day: A Family Festival
Freer and Sackler
The Korean Film Festival kicks off with a full day of Korean cultural activities for the whole family. Explore the richness of Korean culture through hands-on activities, an animated film, gallery conversations, cooking demonstrations, and dance performances.
Explore the Freer’s Korea Collection
Freer, Gallery 14
Learn about our collection of Korean treasures through gallery conversations with docents, and check out our free Collecting Korea app (asia.si.edu/apps).
Korean Kite Making
ImaginAsia classroom, Sackler sublevel 2
Create a traditional Korean kite (yeon) and decorate it with your favorite springtime motifs. Fly your creation outside after your visit to the museums.
Learn to Play Jegichagi
Freer, Gallery 5
Discover the traditional Korean outdoor game of Jegichagi. Make your own jegi so you can play the game after your visit to the Galleries.
Korean Cooking Demonstration with Jae Ok Chang
Freer Conference Room
Jae Ok Chang, author of the four-volume Vignette of Korean Cooking Book and director of the Global Korean Cuisine Research Center, demonstrates techniques for making such mouth-watering delicacies as barbeque beef (bul go ki), transparent noodles with vegetables (jap chae), Korean sushi (kim bab), and cabbage leaf-wrapped kimchi.
Peace Mission Korean Dance Group Performance
Sackler sublevel 1
Washington-area children and adults present diverse traditional dances choreographed by the group’s director, Joung Sook Park, including refined royal court dances and lively, comical folk dances.
Book Signing with Jae Ok Chang
Jae Ok Chang signs copies of her Vignette of Korean Cooking Book.
The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow 우리별 일호와 얼룩소
Freer, Meyer Auditorium
In this whimsical animated film, a satellite comes to earth in the shape of a girl. “She” falls in love with a singer-songwriter boy, who has been turned into a cow after his heart is broken. The cow is pursued by a giant furnace, but luckily a wizard named Merlin, who has taken the form of a roll of toilet paper, is there to help. The fantastical world conjured up by director Chang Hyung-yun’s fertile imagination is fun for all ages. (Dir.: Chang Hyung-yun, 2014, 81 min., DCP)