Korean Art Exhibit Brings Controversial History Lesson

Feb 6, 2014

This painting by Korean artist Kang Yo Ban, 'Camellia Has Fallen,' also provided the title for the current exhibit at the Sonoma County Museum.

A visiting art exhibit from Santa Rosa’s Korean sister city is also making a statement about the US role during and after the Korean War.

The Sonoma County Museum has scheduled a full weekend of special events, including speakers and film showings, about the Jeju Incident ant the Camelia Has Fallen exhibit.  See the schedule of activities here.

The rubbing of the exhumed shirt, described by Diane Evans in the audio report, is titled' Released After 60 years' by artists Koh Gillchun

  You can hear more about the history of Jeju Island, and the current U.S.-involved political controversy there, in this previous North Bay Report from last October.