LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
presents The Color of Life: Japanese Paintings from the Price Collection, a selection of Japanese paintings from the renowned collection of Etsuko and Joe Price. In 2013 this exhibition traveled to three cities in the Tōhoku region of Japan, which was directly impacted by the great earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. The exhibition was a gesture of solidarity and support for the citizens of the Tōhoku region and was greeted with enormous gratitude and enthusiasm in Japan.
Consisting of masterpieces by such artists as Itō Jakuchū, Nagasawa Rosetsu, Maruyama Ōkyo, Suzuki Kiitsu, Sakai Hōitsu, and Kawanabe Kyōsai, the exhibition will be shown in two rotations, the first from February 1 through March 9, 2014, and the second from March 15 through April 20, 2014.
The Pavilion for Japanese Art, located on the northeast side of LACMAs campus, is a 32,100-square-foot, three-level building comprising two wings with exhibition galleries, a study area, a library, offices, and storage areas. The west wing of the pavilion is devoted to changing exhibitions, works from LACMAs permanent collection, and a netsuke gallery to showcase 900 exquisite miniature Japanese sculptures in rotation. The east wing was designed for the traditional display of Japanese screens and scrolls, in tokonoma, or traditional viewing spaces, for which the pavilion was originally conceived. Designed by renowned architect Bruce A. Goff, the building, which opened to the public on September 25, 1988, is one of the architectural treasures of Los Angeles.