Ashes to Powerhouse: South Korea from the 1950s to the 2020s

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161) and Online
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In-Person $28 / $35
Livestream $16 / $20

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Add to Calendar 2024-03-27 13:00:00 2024-03-27 14:30:00 Ashes to Powerhouse: South Korea from the 1950s to the 2020s 03/27/2024, 1-2:30pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

In 2021 the UN Conference on Trade and Development upgraded South Korea’s economy from “developing” to “developed.” Some call it the miracle on the Han River. But what really happened to cause such a transformation? Learn about the immense political, social, and economic turmoil Korea experienced throughout the 20th century—from the fall of its last dynasty 1910 and the 35 years of Japanese rule that followed to the division into North and South after liberation and the breakout of the Korean War in 1950. Discover how along the way South Korea grew from one of the world’s poorest countries to an economic and cultural powerhouse.

Sunglim Kim, associate professor, Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages, Dartmouth College

Course Packages

Purchase a ticket package for the full six-session “Korean Popular Arts and Culture” course. Please note that this option is not available after the date of the first session.

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To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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