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Couture and Craftsmanship

Aimee Lee’s Mulberry-Bark Lace

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Location:  ATRM Atrium
Ames Family Atrium
Free; no ticket required

About The Event

Every third Saturday of each month, stop by the Ames Family Atrium between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to get a firsthand look at the art-making process. Each session provides the opportunity to engage and interact with a different Northeast Ohio maker during pop-up demonstrations and activities. See their work unfold and learn how artists create. Explore a related selection of authentic objects from the CMA’s Education Art Collection in a pop-up Art Up Close session. See, think, and wonder.

Join artist Aimee Lee as she demonstrates how to make mulberry-bark lace. Visitors can witness her intricate process firsthand, delving into the ancient Korean art of papermaking and lace crafting. Through her expert guidance, participants learn the delicate techniques required to transform natural mulberry bark into ethereal lace, connecting with the rich cultural heritage of Korea.

In conjunction with Lee’s demonstration, don’t miss the opportunity to explore Korean Couture: Generations of Revolution, where two of her exquisite dresses are on view. These garments not only showcase the evolution of Korean fashion but also exemplify the fusion of tradition and innovation that defines contemporary Korean couture. From the intricate details to the bold silhouette, each dress tells a story of revolution and cultural identity.


All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Fortney, David and Robin Gunning, Dieter and Susan M. Kaesgen, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Gail C. and Elliott L. Schlang, Shurtape Technologies, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Generous annual support is provided by Gini and Randy Barbato, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Marta Jack and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Mandi Rickelman, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, the Sally and Larry Sears Fund for Education Endowment, Roy Smith, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Trilling Family Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.