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“The Excursion that I Missed” is the largest work in “Myong Hi Kim: Portraits,” measuring 47 1/2 x 141 3/4 inches. Inspired by a personal experience of a school trip the artist missed out on as a child, the painting tells a story of the loss. A group of young girls, some holding cherry blossoms, stand out from the blackness of the chalkboard. Kim adds her own text over the existing markings on the chalkboard – mathematical notations, random names and informal notes – left by the school children long gone.