NEW YORK, April 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Korean Cultural Center New York (KCCNY), a branch of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea, is pleased to announce the launch of an online platform to offer audiences at home the opportunity to stay connected and experience Korean cultural contents remotely. As we monitor the spread of COVID-19 and support the efforts of social distancing to encourage safety for all, the online platform brings world-class performances and diverse cultural contents easily accessible from home.
The "Korean Cultural Center New York Online" page not only brings together live and current content and existing archival materials of the KCCNY, but also special contents from various branches of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism including limited view screenings of performances of the National Theater of Korea, online viewings of exhibitions from the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea, and the Korean Food Promotion Institute. In addition, the section will include access to shared contents from our locally based partner organizations and institutions.
The new initiative will provide an opportunity for the community both local and global to experience Korean arts and culture through a comprehensive platform.
Key current online programs include:
MINHWA & minhwa: Korean Folk Paintings in Dialogue With the Contemporary From the Korean Cultural Center New York
Limited Special Screening of 'Shimcheong-ga' (on view online until April 16, 2020) From the National Changgeuk Company of Korea of the National Theater of Korea
The Modern and Contemporary Korean Writing Online Opening From the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea
Korean Classic Film: Seven of Bong Joon-ho's Favourite Films From the Korean Film Archive and Korean Movie Database
My Little Kitchen: Korean Recipes From the Korean Food Promotion Institute
"It is my hope that we do not lose sight of our shared passion for the arts and that we can take this time to look towards building an even brighter future," said Executive Director of the Korean Cultural Center New York, Yun Jeung Jo. "By staying connected through the arts we hope that we can be a source of solace and contemplation as our world moves through this difficult time."