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5000 Years of Korean Art - Art Institute 3-11-80

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1664
Run Time
0h 8m 52s
Mag Stripe
Date Produced
March 11 1980

A film that examines a portion of the 5000 Years of Korean Art exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1980.


The film’s opening shots capture museumgoers as they tour the 5000 Years of Korean Art exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, which notably includes a gathering around the seated Maitreya Buddha, a sculpture made of gilt bronze. The film documents portions of the exhibit including jewelry, sculptures, pottery, and paintings.

Composed of 345 objects, the exhibition was advertised as the largest collection of Korean artifacts to tour America. It was arranged by Yvon d’Argence, director and chief curator of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and Suni Choi, director of the National Museum of Korea in Seoul. The exhibition appeared at the Art Institute, February 16-April 27, 1980.

Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is filmmaker)
Related Place
Chicago (represents)