Curator of Korean Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Regional expertise: Korea
Special areas of interest/research: 18th- and 19th-century Korean and Chinese painting
|Hyonjeong Kim Han is Curator of Korean Art at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and head of the museum’s Korean art department. Until 2010 she was the Associate Curator of Chinese and Korean Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She was in charge of designing the museum’s new galleries of Korean art, which opened in 2009. The LACMA holds what is generally recognized as the most comprehensive Korean art collection outside of Asia. Kim’s specific expertise is Korean painting of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but she has continuously sought to look at art critically in order to understand it from a cross-cultural, interdisciplinary perspective. She has curated LACMA’s big summer exhibition of 2009, “Your Bright Future: 12 Contemporary Artists From Korea.”|
Hyonjeong Kim-Han, Geurim: Fine Korean Painting at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Web exhibition and 18 essays, March 2008.
Hyonjeong Kim-Han, Korean Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Brochure, April 2008.
Hyonjeong Kim-Han, “The Creation of ‘Sea of Clouds at Mt. Huang’ ” in: Establishment and Expansion of Art History; in Honor of Professor Ahn Hwijoon, Seoul 2006.