Since its opening in February 2017, Unexpected Light: Works by Young-Il Ahn has been a crowd favorite. The first-ever introduction of a Korean-American artist at LACMA, this exhibition showcases many works from the artist's best-known series, Water, which was inspired by a near-death incident on the Pacific Ocean in 1983, as well as his most recent works. Be sure to visit before the exhibition closes on Sunday, July 22!
Before you visit, learn more about the artist and the traditional and not-so-traditional influences on Ahn's work. Ahn has been living in L.A. since 1966, and Southern California has made a mark on the artist's practice. Did you know that Unexpected Light is a great exhibition for kids? Check out this fantastic Twenty-Minute Family Guide for tips on talking about the art on view. We're also happy that we recently acquired two new paintings by the artist, one of which is in the galleries!
Unexpected Light: Works by Young-Il Ahn is on view in the Hammer Building, Level 2, through July 22, 2018.