Lee Min-ho flies to US to attend 2021 Art+Film Gala honoring Steven Spielberg, 2 others

Korean star Lee Min-ho left for the US on Nov. 3 to attend the 2021 Art+Film Gala organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

LACMA “is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection of nearly 147,000 objects that illuminate 6,000 years of artistic expression across the globe. Committed to showcasing,” according to the museum.

(Clockwise from top left) Korean actors Lee Min-ho, Lee Jung-jae, Lee Byung-hun, Jung Woo-sung and Park Hae-soo (MYM Entertainment, Instagram)

At the gala on Nov. 6, LACMA will honor artists Amy Sherald and Kehinde Wiley, and renowned filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

The 2021 Art+Film Gala is co-chaired by actor Leonardo DiCaprio and LACMA trustee Eva Chow.

Besides Lee Min-ho, “Squid Game” star Lee Jung-jae also left for the US on Nov. 3. “Squid Game” star Park Hae-soo, Lee Byung-hun and Jung Woo-sung boarded their flight at Incheon International Airport on Nov. 4 to attend the gala in Los Angeles. “Squid Game” director Hwang Dong Hyuk was also invited to attend the event.

Soul singer and songwriter Celeste will perform at the 2021 Art+Film Gala. The proceeds from the Art+Film Gala will be used for “LACMA’s initiative to make film more central to the museum’s curatorial programming, while also funding LACMA’s broader mission. This includes exhibitions, acquisitions, and educational programming, in addition to screenings that explore the intersection of art and film.”

Lee Min-ho will star in the Apple TV+’s “Pachinko,” which is about to be released. “Pachinko” is the story of a Korean immigrant family spanning four generations, and is based on the novel of the same name by Korean-American author Lee Min-jin.

Oscar best supporting actress Youn Yuh-jung and Lee Min-ho are the main characters in “Pachinko.”

Apple TV+ was launched in South Korea on Nov. 4 with the Korean sci-fi drama series “Dr. Brain.”