East Asian Art Council (EAAC)




The East Asian Art Council supports the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean art departments at LACMA. The newly reinstalled permanent gallery spaces for Chinese and Korean art, in addition to a dedicated building for Japanese art, have made possible exciting new programming and acquisitions opportunities for the EAAC.

Chinese art was one of the first areas collected by the museum. LACMA’s collection spans more than 4,000 years and features extraordinary works ranging from ancient jade carvings to contemporary video and photography. The current gallery installation presents works ranging from the Neolithic period to the present.

Designed by architect Bruce Goff (1904–1982), the Pavilion for Japanese Art houses the museum’s collection of Japanese works dating from approximately 3000 B.C. to the present. In addition to regular rotations of paintings and prints, objects on view include Buddhist and Shinto sculptures, ceramics, cloisonné, and a rich array of the miniature sculptures known as netsuke.

The Korean art collection began with the donation of a group of Korean ceramics in 1966 by the president of the Republic of Korea. In 2000 LACMA acquired over 200 additional artworks, dating from the Three Kingdoms, Goryeo, and Joseon periods, including paintings, ceramics, lacquers, and sculptures.

EAAC is lead by Stephen Little, Florence & Harry Sloan Curator of Chinese Art and department head, Chinese and Korean Art; and Robert T. Singer, curator and department head of Japanese Art.


Annual Dues: $1,000
More Info: 323 857-6295 | eaac@lacma.org


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Image: Kamisaka Sekka, Autumn Maple (detail), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Camilla Chandler Frost, © 2015 Museum Associates/LACMA