Calligraphy Lecture & Demonstration: Jung Do-jun

February 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fields Ballroom, Mark Building

Jung Do-jun is one of the most celebrated calligraphers working in Korea today. Trained from childhood in both calligraphy and Chinese classics, he creates stunningly bold works in the Korean Hangeul alphabet as well as a variety of Chinese scripts. He is perhaps best known for his creative distortions of archaic seal script, a highly decorative form of writing that flourished in China between the fifth century bce and the beginning of the Common Era. Jung holds the distinct honor of having been asked to brush the calligraphy for the name plaques that grace the royal palaces in Seoul. He is familiar to Asian art fans in Oregon, thanks to a solo exhibition at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in 2006. He returns to Oregon at our request this February for a public lecture and demonstration of his art. Two of Jung Do-jun’s works are currently on view in the Museum’s Korean Gallery.

Following this event, Jung Do-jun will offer a workshop in East Asian calligraphy at 3:30 p.m. Learn more about the workshop and purchase tickets.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council.

Free and open to the public. Advance reservation is recommended and available online.

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The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Jung Do-jun painting in his studio.