Young Y. Chung, Distinguished Alumna Achievement Award

Young Yang Chung, you have dedicated your life to mastering, teaching, and advancing textile arts. As a historian, you have authored groundbreaking studies, beginning with your NYU doctoral dissertation on the art of embroidery in China, Korea, and Japan, a study that, when published, revealed for the first time to a worldwide audience the glories and importance of these art works. Forty years later, it stands with your other publications as standard references for the field. Your contributions as an artist are equally notable, and your embroideries are found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the presidential palaces of Korea, Malaysia, and Germany. In your quest to promote the textile arts, you founded the International Embroidery School, the Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum, and the Seol Won Foundation, institutions that stand as testaments to your accomplishments and your dedication to educating others. We take pride in your achievements and recognize you as NYU Steinhardt’s Distinguished Alumna.

Mary Brabeck, Gale and Ira Drukier Dean
May 13, 2013