LACMA has the largest Korean art galleries of any museum in the United States, and currently on view are spectacular examples of Korean paintings, ceramics, textiles, and Buddhist art. The ceramics span nearly 2,000 years of Korean history, from the Three Kingdoms Period (57 BCE–CE 668) to the present, while the paintings focus on works from the Joseon dynasty (1392–1910). Adjacent to the Korean art galleries are LACMA’s Chinese art galleries, which highlight several beautiful examples of Song (960–1279) and Yuan (1260–1368) dynasty ceramics, as well as works of contemporary Chinese art.
The Chinese and Korean art galleries are anticipated to close to the public for collection inventory and packing on July 27, 2019. This work is in preparation for the construction of the new building for the permanent collection designed by Peter Zumthor, which is expected to open by the end of 2023.
In addition, a selection of the museum’s Korean calligraphy holdings are on view in Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing in the Resnick Pavilion through September 29, 2019, and a major exhibition of Chinese contemporary art, The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, is on view in BCAM, Level 2, through January 5, 2020.
Be sure to visit Korean and Chinese art before the galleries close on July 27!