Korean Culture in Focus at Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Korean Festival Offers Free Performances and Activities Outdoors

The Delaware Art Museum presents the seventh annual Delaware Korean Festival on Friday, September 24, 2021, from 5 pm – 8 pm in the Copeland Sculpture Garden and North Terrace. Guests will explore traditional and modern Korean culture with family-friendly activities and performances. The event is free; registration is required.

“Since 2015, the Korean community has organized with the Delaware Art Museum to share Korean culture with communities in Delaware,” says Jin Twilley, President of the Delaware Korean Association.

The Festival coincides with the Korean holiday ChuSeok, which is comparable to American Thanksgiving. It celebrates the arrival of a Korean staple, rice, which is harvested in September.

Festival activities include Korean-inspired crafts and a traditional game, jegichagi, which challenges players to keep a shuttlecock-like paper implement in the air with their feet. Guests will be able to pose for selfies with Korean cultural items, learn to write their names in Korean and guess at Korean trivia. Korean food and beverages will be available for sale.

In addition to traditional and modern music and dancers, Tiger Kicks Martial Arts will be on hand to perform Tae Kwan Do and demonstrate moves for guests to try.

“We are pleased to return to the Delaware Art Museum after holding our 2020 festival virtually,” says Twilley. “We have nearly 100 volunteers, including students from the Delaware Korean School, who will be on hand to show pride in their culture.”

Masks are required to use the restrooms indoors. The Museum’s COVID-19 policies are listed here. The Festival’s rain date is Saturday, September 25.

To register, or for more information on the event, visit our website.

Organizers and Sponsors: This program is presented in partnership with the Delaware Korean Association. Additional sponsorship for this event provided to the Delaware Korean Association by Overseas Koreans Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.

WHAT: Delaware Korean Festival
WHEN: Friday, September 24, 2021, 5 pm – 8 pm
WHERE: Delaware Art Museum Copeland Sculpture Garden and North Terrace, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy, Wilmington, DE 19806
COST: Free
INFO: delart.org

Press Contact: Amelia Wiggins, Director of Communications & Engagement, awiggins@delart.org or 302-351-8503.

About the Delaware Art Museum

For over 100 years, the Museum has served as a primary arts and cultural institution in Delaware. It is alive with experiences, discoveries, and activities to connect people with art and with each other. Originally created in 1912 to honor the renowned illustrator and Wilmington-native, Howard Pyle, the Museum’s collection has grown to over 12,000 works of art in our building and sculpture garden. Also recognized for British Pre-Raphaelite art, the Museum is home to the most comprehensive Pre-Raphaelite collection on display outside of the United Kingdom, and a growing collection of significant contemporary art.

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