March 27–May 8, 2024

Korean Popular Arts and Culture

Inspired by the exhibition “Hallyu! The Korean Wave,” this course offers an immersive dive into how the phenomenon known as the Korean Wave came to sweep over contemporary culture around the world. Learn more about the musicians, directors, writers, and designers featured in the exhibition and discover where the Korean Wave is going from here.

Take the full six-session course or choose the lectures that interest you most.

Ticket Packages

Purchase the discounted six-session course package. Please note that this course package is not available after the date of the first session. No session on April 17, 2024.

Tickets (Member / Nonmember)

In-Person $144/$180
Online $78/102

In-Person Package Livestream Package

Upcoming Events

Lecture

April 24, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Survey Korean film from the late 1990s to the present, covering popular film, art cinema, and indie productions, including those directed by women...

Lecture

May 1, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

With today’s global cultural eye landing frequently on South Korea, the traditional hanbok dress (as seen worldwide in popular TV costume dramas) is...

Lecture

May 8, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

How do Korean art and media communicate individual and social aspirations, ideals, and desires? Search for possible answers to this question by...

Past Events

Lecture

April 10, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Calling all fans of BTS, aespa, ATEEZ, and more! Dive into the rich history of K-pop, from its humble beginnings to its current status as a global...

Lecture

April 3, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

“Hallyu! The Korean Wave” features several works from the MFA’s permanent collection of Korean art—a lesser-known area of the Museum’s holdings, but...

Lecture

March 27, 2024
1:00 pm–2:30 pm

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...

Ticket Information

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

Ticketing Policies

Livestream Tickets

The livestream ticket gives access to a live feed of the event that can be watched remotely. You must be logged in to the account used to purchase the ticket in order to access the livestream on the Video Content page. Please log in at least 5 minutes before the start of the event to test your connection.

Livestream ticket holders must watch the event live; there is no recording of the event available for viewing at a later time.