TO THE EDITOR:
While walking through Ackland Museum today, I spied a Sake cup commemorating the Manchurian Railway in Korean. The cup was beautiful.
On the inside was painted a detailed map of the Manchurian Railway running through the Korean peninsula. I thought that railroad must not be there anymore, either broken in half by the DMZ or completely destroyed by past wars. I enjoyed the cup's beauty along with 44 other sake cups on display. Like any piece of art, this cup that I admired tells a story. It is a piece of a descriptive history.
Though the story of the railway is incomplete, the power of the artifact generated thoughts inside of me.
I enjoy art because it teaches me something about myself.