is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization with individual and corporate members that is dedicated solely to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea.

Membership Events

An Evening with Sulwhasoo, Skincare from Korea

Saturday, November 6, 2010 | 5:30 PM
The Korea Society and Sulwhasoo invite members—current and new—to a private reception at the newly launched Sulwhasoo Skincare Boutique at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Join fellow members for an evening of beauty, traditional Korean wine, and desserts. Free gifts, skincare consultations, and gift certificates for facials are also available to our members. An Evening with Sulwhasoo, Skincare from Korea Wednesday, November 10, 2011 5:30-7:30 PM Sulwhasoo Skincare Boutique… Read More
The Korea Society is pleased to announce a rare opportunity for a guided tour of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s special exhibit, Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art. Soyoung Lee, the exhibition’s curator and the MET’s associate curator of the Department of Asian Art will be our guide to this exhibition of a bold and dynamic ceramic art that flourished in Korea during the… Read More
Dr. Marie Jhin, author of Asian Beauty Secrets: Ancient and Modern Tips from Japan, Korea and China discusses the history of beauty in the Far East and shares centuries-old customs and timely tips and treatments for health and beauty. Join us afterwards for refreshments and book signing - and take home a gift bag! Thursday, January 19, 2012 6:30 PM Read More

Lie Sang Bong: Fashion, Art and Korean Culture

Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 7:00 PM
Special Fashion Week Event @Museum of Arts and DesignLie Sang Bong: Fashion, Art, and Korean Culture Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 7:00 PM@ The Theater at The Museum of Arts and Design (“MAD”) Meet acclaimed Korean designer Lie Sang Bong, whose worldwide clientele for avant-garde clothing includes celebrities like Lady Gaga and Beyonce. He will discuss a career that spans more than two decades, in which he has combined a… Read More

Celebrate the New Year, Celebrate Korea

Thursday, February 23, 2012 | 6:00 PM
Ambassadors Thomas Hubbard and Mark Minton, the Board of Directors, and staff of The Korea Society Invite you toCelebrate the New Year at our Annual Membership Appreciation Party! Thursday, February 23, 20126:00PM - 8:00PMThe Korea Society 950 Third Avenue, @ 57th Street, 8th Floor, NYC **Make new friends and reconnect with old ones!****Taste delicious cuisine from New York’s top Korean restaurants!****Groove to the sweet sounds of Korean music!****Imbibe trendy soju… Read More

Members’ Free Film Night: My Way

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 | 6:30 PM
For our first Members’ Free Film Night, The Korea Society and CJ Entertainment are pleased to invite our members to an Exclusive Advanced Screening of My Way. Directed by Kang Je-Kyu, and starring Jang Dong-gun, Joe Odagiri, and Fan Bingbing, the film tells the story of two bitter marathon-running rivals, Korean native Kim Jun-shik and Japanese aristocrat Tatsuo Hasegawa, who find themselves in the Japanese army fighting the Chinese and… Read More

A Morning with AMOREPACIFIC, Skincare from Korea

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 | 10:30 AM
The Korea Society and AMOREPACIFIC invite members—current and new—to a morning of beauty at the AMOREPACIFIC Counter at Neiman Marcus in The Mall at Short Hills, New Jersey. Join fellow members for an intimate reception with AMOREPACIFIC’s signature green tea and other refreshments. FREE Delux kits, featuring samples from the TIME RESPONSE collection, skincare consultations, and facial gift certificates, will also be available. Wednesday, May 16, 2012 10:30 AM -… Read More

Members Free Film Night: The Host

Thursday, August 9, 2012 | 6:30 PM
Yuni Cho, The Korea Society’s director of film, has chosen The Host (2006) to screen at summer Members’ Free Film Night. This family comedy/monster flick from acclaimed director Bong Joon-Ho is Korea’s highest grossing movie of all time and has won numerous awards, including Best Film at the Asian Film Awards. The Host has been described as a “mutant hybrid spawned from the improbable union of Little Miss Sunshine and … Read More

One Reception: Two Openings

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | 6:00 PM
We invite you to a reception celebrating two very special openings: Traces of Life: Seen Through Korean Eyes 1945 - 1992, a photography exhibit featuring thirteen of Korea’s pioneering photographers and Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today, a film series at MoMA showcasing the work of eleven of Korea’s best known contemporary filmmakers. The evening will feature special remarks by Directors Hong Sang-soo (In Another Country), Lee Sang-cheol (Jesus Hospital), and exhibit… Read More

Members’ Free Film Night: Epitaph

Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 6:30 PM
If you haven’t seen K-Horror, then you don’t know what scary is! To set the mood for Halloween, we will be screening Epitaph, a Korean horror film famous for its intricate plot and visually stunning cinematography. The film begins in 1979, as an old doctor reminisces about his days as a medical student at the famous Ahn Seng Hospital in Seoul during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Through flashbacks, three… Read More
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