Founded by Korean-born American artist Po Kim and his wife, American artist Sylvia Wald, the foundation's two-fold mission is to perpetuate the legacy of the founders' uniquely accomplished artistic careers and to promote East-West cultural harmony through the arts, by sponsoring and hosting temporary art exhibitions and other artistic events of established and emerging artists.
As the Art Director of Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, Donghwa Ode Gallery Director Odelette Cho curates exhibitions for both galleries and overseas all collaborations and events.
Donghwa Cultural Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that strives to promote Korean and East Asian culture within American society through educational programs on traditional Korean music, arts, dance, and food.
Donghwa Cultural Foundation is an integral partner of Donghwa Ode Gallery, providing support and cultural context for exhibitions and projects. Director Odelette Cho is the Art Director of Donghwa Cultural Foundation.