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Into the Seven Jeweled Mountain: An Immersive Experience

Friday, March 15–Sunday, September 29, 2024
Location:  234 Textile Gallery
Arlene M. and Arthur S. Holden Gallery
Free; No Ticket Required

About The Exhibition

Journey into the Seven Jeweled Mountain, surrounded by vivid animation inspired by a 19th-century folding screen that illustrates the mountain’s striking scenery. Just outside the immersive experience see the artwork it is inspired by, on view exclusively at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Named Seven Jeweled Mountain from a local legend claiming seven different kinds of jewels—gold, silver, pearls, coral, seashells, agate, and crystal—were buried in there, this natural wonder gained popularity after Im Hyeong-soo (1514–1547) published a detailed travelogue about his hiking experience. Pulling from his experience, hike amid swiftly changing weather, unique geological features, and breathtaking vistas in a rare opportunity to discover a place beyond reach. 

Visitors are encouraged to relax in the exhibition space, immersed in the mountain’s sublime sights and sounds, with a soundtrack by the globally acclaimed composer Yang Bang-ean as the 10-minute experience washes over them. 

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s digital innovations team and Sooa McCormick, Korea Foundation Curator of Korean Art, in collaboration with the Technology Research Institute for Culture & Heritage (TRIC) created an immersive experience following these historical accounts with narration performed by actor Ryu Jun-yeol. 

Part of an ongoing partnership between the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation, the digital content of this exhibition will be simultaneously on view at the National Palace Museum of Korea in Seoul, meaningfully connecting the institutions in celebrating Korea’s cultural heritage and history.

Actor in a sound studio, reading from a script in front of a mic
South Korean actor and activisit Ryu Jun-yeol (류준열) has starred in highly acclaimed films and dramas, including Alienoid: Return to the Future (2024), The Night Owl (2022),  A Taxi Driver (2017), The King (2017), and Believer (2018). Ryu Jun-yeol is also an active photographer, and recently exhibited a solo show in Seoul titled, A Wind Runs Through It And Other Stories.


This groundbreaking digital immersive exhibition is part of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s ongoing partnership with leading South Korean cultural institutions. The Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation provided the main funding, and the National Palace Museum presents the same digital immersive exhibition in Seoul, South Korea.

Principal support is provided by the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation.

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All exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Exhibitions. Principal annual support is provided by Michael Frank and the late Pat Snyder, the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation, the John and Jeanette Walton Exhibition Fund, and Margaret and Loyal Wilson. Generous annual support is provided by an anonymous supporter, the late Dick Blum and Harriet Warm, Gary and Katy Brahler, Cynthia and Dale Brogan, Dr. Ben and Julia Brouhard, Brenda and Marshall Brown, Richard and Dian Disantis, the Jeffery Wallace Ellis Trust in memory of Lloyd H. Ellis Jr., Leigh and Andy Fabens, the Frankino-Dodero Family Fund for Exhibitions Endowment, Florence Kahane Goodman, Janice Hammond and Edward Hemmelgarn, Marta Jack and the late Donald M. Jack Jr., Carl T. Jagatich, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, William S. and Margaret F. Lipscomb, Bill and Joyce Litzler, the Roy Minoff Family Fund, Lu Anne and the late Carl Morrison, Jeffrey Mostade and Eric Nilson and Varun Shetty, Tim O’Brien and Breck Platner, William J. and Katherine T. O’Neill, Michael and Cindy Resch, Betty T. and David M. Schneider, Paula and Eugene Stevens, the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Claudia Woods and David Osage.


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

    This exhibition was supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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