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Nam Center Virtual Chuseok Dae Party 2020 | University of Michigan Museum of Art Tour & Charye Activity

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
4:00-5:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Please join a collaboration between the Nam Center for Korean Studies and the University of Michigan Museum of Art as part of our Virtual Chuseok Dae Party 2020! The UMMA docents will guide participants through a live chu-seok experience, also known as Korean Thanksgiving or Harvest Festival. The interactive webinar will focus on objects used in cha-rye, a ritual used to honor ancestors often practiced during major holidays in Korea. Participants will even have the chance to set up their own cha-rye tables from the comfort of home! This event is for people of all ages, and no prior knowledge of Korea is necessary.

Prior to the start of the seminar, participants should allow enough time to complete the pre-activity: download the PDF, print, and cut out the objects. If they wish, they may draw and color in the cut-outs as well. At the end of the presentation, we will assemble the charye table together as a culminating activity using the cut outs from the PDF. You can download the pre-activity on the NCKS Website:

Pre-registration for Zoom Webinar is required:

Meet the docents:
Min Kyung Sung, or Min, is from South Korea and has lived in Ann Arbor for about 4 years. She’s a wife, mother of 2 sons, and an art lover. She’s a graduate student majoring in Art Administration at Eastern Michigan University and a docent at the UMMA. She is researching and studying art education through museum tours, so she uploads a YouTube video about Korean Art History every Saturday. Search for her channel at HooHooMom!

Yuni Aaron is a sculptor and ceramicist. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to the States in 1980. She is trained as an architect and has practiced in Seattle and Cleveland. She recently published a set of cartoon books that reflects on life during a pandemic and the politics of 2020. She is eager to share her heritage with students in the Ann Arbor area in the upcoming presentation on Chuseok and Charye. Yuni enjoys learning about art and architecture and loves cooking, hiking and spending time with her amazing family.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Asia, Korea, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Nam Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures