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Meot: Korean Art from the Frank Bayley Collection

Aug 28 2024–Mar 2 2025

Seattle Asian Art Museum

Contemplate the exquisite beauty of Korean art from across time. Meot celebrates the expansive Korean art collection of generous art patron Frank Bayley (1939–2022) and the friendships he shared with seven internationally renowned contemporary Korean artists. Artworks by each of these artists are set in dialogue with historical works of similar mediums and techniques, revealing how traditional forms have evolved and transformed across centuries.

Featuring over 60 artworks, including an array of ceramics—Buncheong ware, whiteware, and blue-and-white—alongside paintings, photography, calligraphy, and wooden works, Meot reveals Bayley’s unique collecting vision, as he admired both the continuity and innovation within traditional artworks as well as contemporary artistic expressions of Korean art.

Meot is guest curated by Hyonjeong “HJ” Kim Han, Joseph de Heer Curator of Arts of Asia at the Denver Art Museum.

Major Sponsors
C.D. Stimson Company
Mimi Gardner Gates Asian Art Endowment

Supporting Sponsors
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle
Steve Phelps

Image: Moon Jar, 2007, Park Young-sook, Korean, born 1947, porcelain with clear glaze, 20 x 19 1/2 in., Gift of Frank S. Bayley III, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, 2007.86 © Young Sook Park, photo: Susan Cole.

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