Hartford Connecticut - The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Korea has announced that it will host a special exhibition in 2015 featuring the life and work of architect, Tai Soo Kim. The exhibition is one in a two-year long series featuring a variety of Korean born professional artists practicing their crafts around the world. The artists were selected from a pool of over 300 candidates and were selected in recognition of their contributions to modern art.
Born in Korea, Mr. Kim came to the U.S. to study at the Yale School of Architecture and subsequently established an architectural firm now celebrating its 44th year in Hartford. The firm has garnered numerous awards and prestigious design commissions including: the U.S. Embassy Compound in Tunis, Tunisia; the Gray Cultural Center – University of Hartford; a national AIA Honor for an elementary school in Connecticut and most recently a regional award for an urban branch library of the Hartford Public Library. Mr. Kim is also credited with the design of the 300,000 square foot National Museum of Contemporary and Modern Art complex in Seoul and the recent curatorial space expansion in Gwacheon where the exhibitions will take place. For a look at the original museum project, visit the project page.