Book Club: The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim

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Tour Name:

Book Club: The Calligrapher's Daughter by Eugenia Kim

Tour Dates:

Saturday Dec 02 01:00 PM Wednesday Dec 06 01:00 PM


Honolulu Museum of Art

Event Information:

Led by docents Lynn Hiyakumoto and Myoung Won Han  

In early-twentieth-century Korea, Najin Han, the privileged daughter of a calligrapher, longs to choose her own destiny. Smart and headstrong, she is encouraged by her mother—but her stern father is determined to maintain tradition, especially as the Japanese steadily gain control of his beloved country. In the shadow of the dying monarchy, Najin begins a journey through increasing oppression that will forever change her world. 

The museum's Book Club tour is held the last Wednesday and Saturday of each month, 1-3pm. For this two-hour docent-led experience, books are selected to connect with the museum’s works of art and participants discuss the book in a relevant gallery. 

Free with museum admission.