Family Day: Celebration of Textiles, Korea

Woman alone in a room holding a purse and wearing a traditional dress with a full skirt
A young Korean woman wearing hanbok. © NeoPhoto/iStock.com.

 

Celebrate Korean fashion and culture at the museum during its 41st-annual Celebration of Textiles. See artist demonstrations of weaving, embroidery, quilting and more. Make your own “bojagi” patchwork and try a little K-pop dancing with friends or family. Tours of the exhibition Korean Fashion: From Royal Court to Runway will be offered throughout the day. 

This event is a partnership with the Korean Cultural Center.

About the Exhibition

Innovations in fashion, music, film, and other arts have propelled Korea to the forefront of the world’s creative stage. This major exhibition explores the extraordinary transformation of Korean costume and fashion over the last 125 years, from the late Joseon dynasty to today’s couture and cutting-edge street fashion. Learn more about the exhibition

Performances

11 a.m. Korean vocal and folk musical performance by Washington Sorichung

12:30 p.m. Korean percussion musical performance by Washington Samulnori

2 p.m. Korean drumming and dancing performace by Di Dim Sae Korea Traditional Arts Institute

3:30 p.m. Korean pop dance performance by GW student organization District K

Ongoing activities

Pinch-and-stitch embroidery with Rosa Chang

Loom weaving with Heasoon Rhee

"Norigae" knot making with Sungja Kim

"Hanbok" try-on closet

Paper hanbok making

Spinning demonstrations

Lacemaking demonstrations

Quilting demonstrations

Korean yard games

Other arts and crafts, food and more!