Camellia Has Fallen: Contemporary Korean Artists Reflect on the Jeju Uprising

February 7 - May 4, 2014

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Park Kyung Houn, Language Resesarch, 1998, silkscreen and drawing.

The Sonoma County Museum (SCM) will mount the first-ever US contemporary art exhibition to focus on Sasam or the "4.3 Incident" on Jeju Island, South Korea. This 4.3 Incident is little known beyond Jeju and was a massacre that took place on the island under U.S. occupation starting in April 1948. Approximately one tenth of the island’s population was killed (as many as 30,000 people) in what was considered at the time an elimination of communist forces among the general populace.

This exhibition is co-curated by SCM Director Diane Evans and An Hyekyoung, Director of Artspace.C in Jeju, South Korea. 

The exhibition was supported in part by Sonoma County Museum, Artspace C, the Arts Council of Korea, the Jeju 4.3 Peace Foundation, the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, and Liz and Mario Uribe.


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Precious Cargo: California Indian Cradle Baskets and Childbirth Traditions

December 13, 2013 - June 1, 2014

 2014- Precious Cargo - Cradel Basket

Left to Right: Pomo Doll Cradle, ca. 1970. Maker Unknown.
Pomo Doll (Lake County style), 2001. Replica.
Pomo Doll (Coastal style), ca. 1980. Maker Unknown.

California Indian people have relied on cradle baskets for centuries to protect their children and also to play a role in shaping a child's character and directing his or her future.  The basket becomes a vehicle for the community's most serious views concerning health and one's relationship with the world.  This exhibition is on loan from the Museum of the American Indian in Novato.