On July 9th, MOKAH held a press conference and announced that its first exhibition with the Hanji artist, Miho Chung at Kumgangsan restaurant in Flushing. The exhibition will be from 7/25 through 7/31, and there will be an opening reception with the artist on 7/25 at 6:30pm.
Mrs. Chung, who has been a Hanji artist for over 35 years said, "It is an honor to be the first artist to have an exhibition at MOKAH since its opening. I hope that many people will enjoy the show and discover the beauty of the Hanji art. I truly believe that the art transcends cultural boundaries"
President Minsun Kim said, "It will be a great opportunity to introduce Korean Hanji art and the artist who lives in Philadelphia to meet the purpose of the museum representing the whole country not just limited to New York”. In this exhibition, there will be 25 ~ 30 pieces of Korean Hanji Paintings from her latest work.
On June 28th, Councilman Peter Koo held a Fundraiser for New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson at the Shanghai Impression Restaurant in Flushing. President Minsun Kim introduced MOKAH to Speaker Johnson, and the Speaker expressed his intention to visit the Museum soon. (From the third left, Minsun Kim, Peter Koo, Corey Johnson)
On June 24th, an immigration policy discussion with the House speaker Nancy Pelosi was hosted by Congresswomen Grace Meng at Elmhurst Hospital Executive Conference Room. President Minsun Kim, Charles Yoon, Chul Pak and Stephen Choi were among the community leaders that were invited to join the discussion representing the Korean community.
President Minsun Kim awarded certificate of appreciations to four high school students who volunteered as staff on the Museum's Kick-off Party on June 14. They were also appointed as honorary ambassadors until Dec 2020 and will play a key role in promoting the MOKAH and its events on social media. President Kim asked them to promote the museum not only to the Korean community of students, but also to other ethnic groups. (From left to right Alexander Jegal, Lauren Kim, President Minsun Kim, Jaewon Han, Insuh Na and James K Lee)
With recommendation from Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY 12), President Minsun Kim was appointed as a member of the Gale Brewer Borough 2020 Census Committee. The Committee has allocated a $50,000 discretionary Fund to encourage people to participate in the Census and will distribute the funds to support nonprofit organizations who have creative ideas to count undercounted demographics.
The Korean American Youth Foundation (KAYF) celebrated its 26th anniversary on June 5 at Pier 59. At the gala dinner, the Foundation recognized her fantastic work of saving the KAAGNY building and establishing the Museum of Korean American Heritage with a Community Service Award.