The Crow Collection of Asian Art will present the museum’s first annual Korean Thanksgiving Celebration. Korean Thanksgiving Day, or Chuseok, falls on Thursday, September 19, but is typically celebrated for three days in total – including the day before and after the Chuseok day.
At the Crow Collection of Asian Art Korean Thanksgiving Celebration, guests will kick-off the three day celebration with performances including Korean folk tales with Twice Upon a Time Storytellers, traditional Korean song and dance performances with Mimi Shin, and a Korean crossover musical performance featuring Grace Baek; art activities including origami, traditional Korean wrapping cloth called Bojagi, and Korean family chest creation activities inspired by our museum’s Musslewhite Collection; a Korean Tea Ceremony demonstration as well as the main event of any harvest festival – food.
Traditionally, Koreans return to their ancestral hometowns to feast and celebrate with their families, and in modern day tradition, Chuseok often includes gift giving and preparation of special foods, such as a rice cake made with finely ground rice called songpyeon. Sample a songpyeon, as well as other Korean specialties at the free Korean Thanksgiving Celebration at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.