The Korean Cultural Center New York (KCCNY) is a government institution inaugurated in December 1979 to establish and promote Korean culture and aesthetics in New York. KCCNY provides diverse cultural and artistic activities including gallery exhibitions, performing arts concerts, film festivals, and educational programs.
Gallery exhibitions are organized by Gallery Korea, a division of KCCNY, utilizing 2,490 sq. ft of exhibition space for various Korean, Korean-American, and international artists. Each year, more than ten exhibitions are held with 100 or more participants to showcase new and renowned artists.
KCCNY also engages in other performing arts events that introduce traditional Korean music, dance, cuisine, and fashion. In particular, KCSNY sponsors Korea Music Foundation and hosts concerts and recitals attracting annual audience of over 1,500 people.
Not only that, KCCNY’s Film division is a dynamic part of KCCNY with increasing attention and support from the public. Korean Movie Nights were successfully held every month by introducing new Korean films at Tribeca Cinemas. The Film division also sponsored various international and local film festivals including NYAFF, New York Film Festival, and Tribeca Film Festival.
Furthermore, KCCNY manages its own library providing accessible information on Korean films and in depth information on Korean culture. The Library contains more than 18,000 books, magazines, and AV materials, and also publishes brochures and articles to advertise Korean culture. The foundation’s effort to educate and promote Korean culture is also enhanced through educational programs and activities such as art workshops and culture camps open to the public.
By utilizing these ample resources and capabilities, the ultimate role of KCCNY is to reinforce Korea- U.S. relation by promoting Korean culture and values through diverse mediums.
▪ Address: 460 Park Avenue, 6th floor, New York, NY 10022
▪ Size: 8,753 sq ft
New York City and its guests can take advantage of our reference library and its more than 10,000 books, periodicals, and CD-ROMs covering a wide array of subjects in the arts and sciences. The collection offers a fine selection of contemporary Korean literary, historical, artistic, and political books, in Korean or English.Our homepage is designed to provide a computerized index of our collection for easy access to available resources.
▪ Audio Visual Room
The audio visual room features videotapes, slides and audio CDs documenting virtually every facet of Korean culture. Information on Korea’s traditions, religions, handicrafts, folklores, architecture and musical theater are provided in audio visuals to enhance the indirect experience of Korean culture. The facility is also equipped with a wide screen and projector which enable visitors to view films on site. Most selections are provided in English, or include subtitles.
▪ Gallery Korea
Gallery Korea offers a spacious exhibition space for Korean and Foreign artists. The gallery is a public forum of 2,000ft² for art exhibitions that promote cultural exchange by featuring artists of varied backgrounds and nationalities. Some exhibitions are held in collaboration with other institutions arranging intercultural exhibitions. Our ample space is capable to accommodate works in all media, from paintings, photography, sculpture, multimedia and video art. More information on upcoming exhibitions can be found on the events calendar on our website.