To Do Wednesday: ‘Korea: From Silla to K-Pop’

A scene from Queen Seondeok. (Photo via YouTube)

A scene from Queen Seondeok. (Photo via YouTube)

Join Metropolitan Museum of Art Department of Asian Art curators Denise Leidy and Soyoung Lee as they explore how ancient Korean treasures wind up being used in television shows such as Asian hit Queen Seondeok in “Korea: From Silla to K-Pop.” This talk is being held conjunction with the exhibit “Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom,” which includes gold regalia and Buddhist art created around 400-800 A.D. Additionally, playwright Young Jean Lee (Untitled Feminist Show) will discuss the life and work of her grandfather, a Korean folklorist who was kidnapped and never seen again. Tonight’s talk is part of their Spark series, hosted by Julie Burstein, the Peabody Award–winning creator of public radio’s Studio 360.

Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, 212-570-3949, 6 p.m., $30