Gateway Korea Foundation

The Gateway Korea Foundation provides opportunities for the Heartland Community to learn about and experience Korean culture. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the Gateway Korea Foundation will draw from communities across the American Midwest to nurture a greater understanding and appreciation for Korean culture.

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Upcoming Events

Chuseok - September 28, 2019

Passport to Korea - September 29, 2019

What’s New

Kent’s Korean Wanderings Blog - September 13, 2019

Sep
28
to Sep 29

Chuseok Korean Harvest Festival 2019

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C H U S E O K

KOREAN HARVEST F E S T I V A L 2019

SATURDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER

CHUSEOK FESTIVAL DAY PROGRAM

12 PM - 4:30 PM

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL

535 GARDEN AVE.

ST. LOUIS MO 63119-3141

FREE ADMISSION

PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chuseok-korean-harvest-festival-2019-tickets-69743642111

Map and parking information at https://www.gateway-korea.org/chuseok2019


SUNDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER

PASSPORT TO KOREA

1 PM - 4 PM

SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM

ONE FINE ARTS DRIVE

FOREST PARK, MO 63110

FREE ADMISSION

PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM

 
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Jun
7
to Jun 8

DanO Korean Spring Festival 2019 - St. Louis

Friday, June 7th, 2019: Lecture at the St. Louis Art Museum

Lecture: Contemporary Korean Art – 1980s to Today: The Intersection of Art and K-POP                    
(by Hyonjeong Kim Han, Associate Curator of Korean Art, The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco)

 6:00 - 7:00 PM Reception: Conversation with Hyonjeong Kim Han
Chidren’s choirs from Korean Academy of St. Louis

7:00 – 8:15 PM Lecture

Farrell Auditorium, Saint Louis Art Museum
One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis (63110)

Saturday, June 8th, 2019: Reception & Gateway Korea Foundation Program

4:00 – 5:00 P.M.  VIP Reception:  A Conversation with Hyonjeong Kim Han on Contemporary Korean Art
Music by local artists Kara McAtee & Grant Argent

5:00 – 6:30 P.M.  Entertainment & Buffet Dinner, Traditional Korean Food
Music by local artists Kara McAtee & Grant Argent

7:00 – 8:30 P.M.  Panel Discussion: The Intersection of Contemporary Arts
Panelists:
Hyonjeong Kim Han, Associate Curator of Korean Art, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Wassan Al Khudhairi, Chief Curator of the Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis
Philip Hu, Curator of Asian Art at the St. Louis Art Museum

Lakeside Patio & Auditorium at CityPlace 1

1 CityPlace Drive, Creve Coeur, MO  63141

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Sep
22
to Sep 30

Chuseok Korean Harvest Festival 2018

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SEPTEMBER 22

CHUSEOK FESTIVAL: DAY PROGRAM

12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

McGrath Elementary School

2350 St. Clair Ave., Brentwood, MO 63144

Admission: FREE

 

SEPTEMBER 30

PASSPORT TO KOREA

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

St. Louis Art Museum

One Fine Arts Drive., Forest Park

Admission: FREE

Presented in collaboration with the St. Louis Art Museum

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May
19
4:30 PM16:30

DanO 2018

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May 19, 2018 / 4:30 - 8:30 PM


4:30 PM

Reception with Hyunsoo Woo

 

5:30 PM

GKF Program
Opening Comments
Presentation of Award
Recognitions

 

6:00 PM

Buffet Dinner

 

7:00 PM

Overview of Unfolding Beauty and Beyond - Korean Screen Painting of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910)
by Hyunsoo Woo, Philadelphia Museum of Art

 

7:15 PM

Welcome & Introduction of Guests by Sung Ho Kim

Panel Conversation

Korean Art of Space: Folding Screen of Joseon Dynasty
Moderator by Jay Kim

Hyunsoo Woo
Heather Woofter
Philip Hu

 

8:15 PM

Closing Comments by Seung H Kim
Master of Ceremony: Tom Ray

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"DanO" Korean Spring Festival 2018 - St. Louis
May
18
to May 19

"DanO" Korean Spring Festival 2018 - St. Louis

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DanO

Korean Spring Festival 2018 - St. Louis

Featuring:

Unfolding Beauty and Beyond: Korean Screen Painting of the Joseon Dynasty

by Hyunsoo Woo, The Maxine and Howard Lewis Curator of Korean Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art


May 18, 2018 - Friday

6PM - 7PM: Reception: Conversation with Hyunsoo Woo

7PM - 9PM: Lecture on Korean Folding Screen Art

 

May 19, 2018 - Saturday

4:30PM - 5:30PM: VIP Reception and Donor Recognition, with Hyunsoo Woo

5:30PM - 7PM: GKF Program & Buffet Dinner, Traditional Korean Food

7PM - 8:30PM: Panel Presentation on Korean Art of the Joseon Dynasty

 

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2017 Chuseok Korean Harvest Festival
Sep
16
to Sep 17

2017 Chuseok Korean Harvest Festival

Chuseok Festival Day Program
Saturday, September 16   Noon to 4:00 pm
McGrath Elementary School
2350 St. Clair Ave.
Brentwood, MO 63144
Admission: FREE

Korean Dance Performance
Saturday, September 16  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Touhill Performing Arts Center
University of Missouri-St. Louis
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
Admission: FREE
Cost gratefully underwritten by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago

Korean Cultural Presentation
Sunday, September 17  1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
St. Louis Art Museum
One Fine Arts Dr.
Forest Park, 63110
Admission: FREE
Presented in collaboration with the St. Louis Art Museum

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2017 Dano Korean Spring Festival
May
12
to May 13

2017 Dano Korean Spring Festival

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Letter to GKF Friends

Friday, May 12, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 P.M. Reception: Cocktails, Cash Bar, and Conversation with CYJO
7:00 – 9:00 P.M. Screening of CYJO’s KYOPO Project

Farrell Auditorium, Saint Louis Art Museum
One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis (63110)
(Presented in partnership with the St. Louis Art Museum)

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Saturday, May 13, 2017
Gateway Korean Foundation (GKF) Reception & Buffet Dinner –
A Conversation with CYJO on Art and Immigration
4:30 – 5:30 P.M. Reception with CYJO
5:30 – 7:00 P.M. GKF Program & Buffet Dinner, Traditional Korean Food
7:00 – 8:30 P.M. Panel Presentation on Art and Immigration

Lakeside Patio & Auditorium at CityPlace 1
1 CityPlace Drive, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
- Saturday Festival is $60 per person and includes buffet dinner and beverages -

 

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2016 Chuseok Festival
Sep
24
to Sep 25

2016 Chuseok Festival

SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER
CHUSEOK FESTIVAL DAY PROGRAM
12PM - 4PM
McGRATH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
2350 ST CLAIR
BRENTWOOD MO 63144
FREE ADMISSION


SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER
KOREAN DANCE EVENING PROGRAM
7PM - 9PM
BRENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
2221 HIGH SCHOOL DRIVE
BRENTWOOD MO 63144
ADMISSION: $10/PERSON


SUNDAY, 25 SEPTEMBER
KOREAN CULTURE PRESENTATIONS
1PM - 330PM
SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM
ONE FINE ARTS DRIVE
FOREST PARK MO 63110
FREE ADMISSION

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2016 Dano Korean Spring Festival
May
13
to May 14

2016 Dano Korean Spring Festival

Day 1 - Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Gina Kim
Friday, May 13  5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
The Farrell Auditorium, Saint. Louis Art Museum
Gina Kim, Assistant Professor of Film, UCLA
Co-hosted by Gateway Korea Foundation and Saint Louis Art Museum

Film Title: Faces of Seoul
A documentary that is at once a city portrait of an Asian capital. It accounts the recent changes of Seoul from the perspectives of both a former local dweller with many intimate memories of the city.

Filmmaker Gina Kim (b. 1973, South Korea) received her MFA from Cal Arts and a BFA from Seoul National University. Her five feature-length films and short films have garnered impressive acclaim, with screenings at prestigious film festivals such as Berlin, Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, Pusan, Deauville and Sundance, as well as venues such as the MOMA, Centre Pompidou and the Smithsonian.
- IMDb Mini Biography

Free to the public. 
5:30 p.m.  Reception. Traditional Korean rice cakes(수리취떡) will be served.
7:00 p.m.  Film screening.
Also check out Saint Louis Art Museum Event Calendar

 

Day 2 - Dinner Reception and Program
Saturday, May 14  4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
1 CityPlace Drive, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Gateway Korea Foundation Awards ceremony, dinner buffet, trailer of films “Faces of Seoul” and “Final Recipe” by Gina Kim, and a panel conversation with Gina Kim and Denise Ward-Brown(Artist and Associate Professor of Art at Washington University in St. Louis) and Diane Wei Lewis(Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis) on the rise of “K-Culture.”
Download 2016 DanO Saturday Program

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Jun
19
to Jun 20

DANO KOREAN SPRING FESTIVAL

JUNE 19, 2015, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Korean Art Gallery (Gallery 227), Saint Louis Art Museum

  • GALLERY TALK _ "Traditional Art of Ancient Korea"

 

JUNE 20, 2015, 11:00 AM

The Farrell Auditorium, Saint Louis Art Museum

  • MOVIE _ "Paint Fire (Chi Wha Seon)"

 

JUNE 20, 2015, 2:00 PM

The Farrell Auditorium, Saint Louis Art Museum

  • LECTURE _ The Past Fast-Forwarded: Korean Art and Culture through the Window of the Joseon Dynasty

 

 

 

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2014 Chuseok Festival
Sep
6
to Sep 7

2014 Chuseok Festival

TWO DAY FESTIVAL EVENTS

Day Program : Saturday, 6 September
12pm - 7pm
McGrath Elementary School
2350 St. Clair, Brentwood, MO 63144

Evening Dance Program : Sunday, 7 September
7pm - 9pm
Horton Watkins (Ladue) High School
1201 South Warson Road, Ladue, MO 63124

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Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Dano Celebration Reception

Location : Conference Center, Alzheimer's Association | 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63123-3214.

6:00 pm | Reception

6:30 pm | Dinner and Program

                 - Introduction of Gateway Korean Foundation

                 - A Taste of Korean Culture

                 - Recognition of GKF Charter Members and Former Directors

9:00 pm | Adjourn

 

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Jun
7
2:00 PM14:00

Lecture on Korean Art

Location : The Farrell Auditorium at the Saint Louis Art Museum

Lecture by Hyonjeong Kim Han, Curator of Korean Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA.

Participants are encouraged to visit the museum's Korean Art Gallery following the lecture.

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Dec
25
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Ceremony

Inaugural meeting of the Gateway Korea Foundation

Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Richard Stevenson

5:00     Opening 
5:30     Dinner - Prayer by Pastor William Khang
6:30     Gateway Korea Foundation (GKF) Presentation
7:30     Concluding Remarks and Q&A - Mr. Stevenson
7:40     Adjourn

 

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