As a Korean American, I frequently notice the lack of non-stereotyped representations that are available in American visual culture. So when Korean pop music started to become popular in the States, I started to question what made Korean pop music accessible to the masses. To answer this question, I explored the history of Korean popular music and the complications associated with it. This paper is a critical reflection on how an exploration into Korean popular music highlighted the need for critical multicultural education in the arts classroom.
Keywords: Multicultural, visual culture, K-pop, Critical Multicultural Art Education
How to Cite:
Sions, H. K., (2018) “K-Pop and Critical Multicultural Art Education”, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education 35(1), 44-54. doi: https://doi.org/10.2458/jcrae.4862