Lecture: Squirrels, Tigers, and Towering Peaks: Style and Symbols in Korean Ink Painting

July 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Whitsell Auditorium

Sangah Kim, Cowles Curatorial Fellow in Asian Art, Portland Art Museum

Sangah Kim explores the vibrant range of brushwork found in Korean ink painting and unpacks the meaning of popular motifs such as squirrels and grapevines or mountainous landscapes.

Sponsored by the Asian Art Council.

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This lecture is presented in conjunction with the special exhibition: Squirrels, Tigers, and Towering Peaks: Korean Paintings from the Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection.


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 access@pam.org, or call 503-226-2811.

Unknown artist, Grapevine and squirrels, Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910).
Unknown artist, Grapevine and squirrels, Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910), ink on paper, collection of Mary and Cheney Cowles.