Exhibit Opening: "Hanji Pilgrimage from Korea to Ohio: Dard Hunter to Aimee Lee"
Join the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking for the opening of "Hanji Pilgrimage from Korea to Ohio: Dard Hunter to Aimee Lee, 1933 - 2014." Discover the historic Korean hand papermaking tradition of hanji and see how contemporary artist Aimee Lee transforms this historic craft into modern interpretations. This exhibit presents the images taken and artifacts gathered in Korea in 1933 by paper historian Dard Hunter alongside the images and artwork by Aimee Lee inspired by her research visits to Korea in 2008-2009 and 2014. Hunter's 20th-century photographs of making hanji (Korean paper) remain to this day some of the most accessible and informative documentation of the process, used by Koreans themselves to educate the public about hanji. Lee's research in the 21st century uncovered not only the traditional steps in making hanji, but a host of paper arts that have been active in Korea over centuries.