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The 1st Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium

When: 1:00 - 8:30 pm February 23 2013

Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium & Sculpture Court, Museum of Texas Tech University
3301 4th St  Lubbock, TX 79409
Please Use West Entrance

Cost: Open to the Public / Free Admission / Free Parking

Suitability: Teens and up

The Symposium’s lecture series brings scholars from Korea and Texas Tech University (TTU) to deepen the understanding of the cultural heritage of both Korea and America.

The Symposium will begin with three welcomes from 1) Dr. Eileen Johnson, the Executive Director of the Museum of TTU, 2) Ms. Kyungah Nam, Director of Sowoon Arts and Heritage, and 3) Ambassador Suk-Bum Park, Ambassador Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Houston, Texas.

Beginning at 1:30 p.m., Dr. Hyojung Cho from the Museum of TTU, Dr. Hyun Joo Lee from Korea, and Dr. Kenton Wilkinson from Media and Communication at TTU will describe (1) intangible cultural heritage, (2) musical tradition in the two Koreas before and after the Korean War, and (3) the government preservation and protection of national cultures.

Beginning at 4:15 p.m., Dr. Soon Jin Kim, a Grand Tea Master and three additional Tea Masters, Ms. Eun A Kim, Ms. Hae Su Lee, and Ms. Haesim Sin will demonstrate an authentic Korean Tea Ceremony, followed by a Korean tea tasting.

At 7:00 p.m., Dr. Jaehwa Lee, a Living Human Treasure of Korea, the holder of Important Intangible Property No. 16, and a world famous geomungo player, will perform a concert, “Geomungo Sanjo,” where the Lubbock audience will experience beautiful Korean traditional music, the first of its kind performed in the United States.

At 5:45 p.m. between the tea tasting and the concert, a dinner consisting of light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

At 8:30 PM, the Symposium will conclude with a reception, consisting of light snacks and beverages, followed by closing remarks made by two members of Sowoon Arts and Heritage, Ms. Kyungah Nam and Ms. Janis Elam-Blackwell. All sessions in the symposium are free (including refreshments) and open to the public. Guests are welcome to attend any sessions which interest them.

Sowoon Arts & Heritage and the Museum of Texas Tech University are co-hosts of this Symposium. This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Also, this program was presented in collaboration with the Education Division of the Museum of Texas Tech University with general support from the Helen DeVitt Jones Foundation

Media Coverage

TTU MoJo: 1st International Arts and Culture Symposium

Poster: 2013 Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium Poster

Flyer: 2013 Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium Flyer

Program: 2013 Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium Program

Photos and Music of Performers

Lubbock Wind and Rain composed and played by Dr. Jaehwa Lee on February 23, 2013

Lubbock Wind and Rain Medium Resolution Movie File


Jongyeol Kim,
Feb 11, 2013, 10:37 PM
Jongyeol Kim,
Mar 3, 2013, 9:28 AM