Korea has a distinct culture. Although the close proximity of China resulted in the borrowing of many aspects of Chinese society, native cultural preferences in food, dress, music, the arts, etc. remained strong throughout Korean history.
The Museum has the only gallery in the southeastern United States devoted to the arts of Korea. Superb examples of ceramics from all periods include a variety of early tomb wares, delicate inlaid celadons, boldly decorated Buncheong and painted wares, an important large white porcelain Moon Jar, and examples of the outstanding contemporary ceramic world of Korea are all on display. A variety of Buddhist sculpture, mirrors, furniture and paintings are also found in the gallery.