July 10, 1989 |
News from China for the past few weeks has been so unsettling that one is hardly prepared for the exquisite calm that pervades "Imperial Taste: Chinese Ceramics From the Percival David Foundation." The rare traveling show of works from a renowned London-based collection, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through Sept. 17, is about as far as one can get from the China of recent headlines.
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October 21, 1999 |
In a multimillion-dollar move that establishes the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as a stronghold of Korean art, officials Wednesday announced the acquisition of 250 works spanning 2,000 years of Korean history. The ceramics, paintings, textiles, furniture, bronze statuary and gold jewelry are a combined sale and gift from Robert W. Moore, a Los Angeles-based collector and dealer.
June 16, 1994 |
"Korean Arts of the Eighteenth Century: Splendor & Simplicity"--a landmark traveling exhibition of 125 artworks, including 17 objects designated as National Treasures by the Korean government--is spending the summer at the L.A. County Museum of Art. And like most distinguished guests who settle in for an extended period, this one, which opens today, has arrived with an agenda.
March 3, 1985 |
"Japanese Ink Painting," an exhibition tracing the history of Sumi-e from the 15th to the early 19th centuries, opens Friday at the County Museum of Art and continues through May 12. The exhibition, the first comprehensive survey of Japanese monochrome-ink landscape paintings, contains 140 works selected from museums, universities, temples and private collections in Japan.
October 18, 1987 |
MOST PEOPLE WITH an omnivorous appetite for art eventually arrive at the conclusion that Euro-American humankind forgot something about making art a couple of thousand years ago. Something important. We glimpse it only fitfully in the best Western art, but we see it all the time in African and Oceanic art.