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Picturing Spirits in Korea

by AMNH on


A Korean shaman painting depicted a human figure in costume.

In Korean spiritual paintings, shamans walking on knives or fairies riding on clouds are both gods and paper images. In this podcast, Museum curator of anthropology Laurel Kendall navigates the journey that shaman paintings make from painters' studios to shrines to private collections and museums, and traverses the borderland between scholarly interest in the material dimensions of religious practice and the circulation of art.

This lecture took place at the Museum on September 24, 2015.



Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes (1 hour and 2 mins, 60 MB)