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Ongoing Art Exhibits

Ongoing Art Exhibits sponsored by other organizations and supported by the Japan America Society.
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Upcoming events

    • Friday, September 15, 2017
    • Sunday, February 04, 2018
    • LACMA (Los Angeles, CA)


    Friday, September 15, 2017 to Sunday, February 4, 2017
    M, T, Th: 11 am–5 pm
    F: 11 am–8 pm
    S, Su: 10 am–7 pm

    Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day

    LACMA
    Pavilion for Japanese Art
    5905 Wilshire Blvd. 
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

    For more details visit LACMA

    In the Japanese language, there are about 50 words for rain, but also an equivalent surfeit of terms for snow, mist, and fog. In winter, Japan’s weather is dominated by a cold air mass from Siberia, which transfers moisture from the Sea of Japan (also called the East Sea), bringing heavy snow to the Japan Alps and lighter snow elsewhere. Summer brings tropical rain and humidity from the southeast over all the islands of Japan except Hokkaido in the north. The result is that atmosphere is often associated with water, whether heat with heavy humidity, mist, rain, snow, or torrents of water as rivers, which provide a respite from stifling temperatures in summer.

    Relatively simple painting tools are available to the Japanese artist—paper (washi), ink (sumi), water-based or mineral pigments, which, in formal situations, are applied to silk. Only the most skilled artists can convey the rush of water, rising mist or humidity, the chill of a frosty winter evening, and snow laced decoratively through an environment.

    Atmosphere in Japanese Painting, presenting a span of techniques for evoking atmosphere, features the artist Ikezaki Yoshio (Japan, active United States, born 1953), who makes his own paper and sumi, which he applies with his ki (氣), energy, to reveal the natural forces within the elements of water and air impelled by the flow of ki. An entire level of the East Wing in the Pavilion for Japanese Art will be devoted to his work. Three new acquisitions are also featured—a pair of screens by Yamaato Kakurei (active late 18th–early 19th century) purchased by the 2017 Collectors Committee and showing waves crashing against rocks, Falling Green by Senju Hiroshi (Japan, active United States, born 1958), and Cloud 6 (Kumo) by Miya Ando (United States, born 1978).

    This installation was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

    Image: Nakabayashi Chikutō, Plum Branch, 19th century, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of Frederick R. Weisman Company, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA


Past events

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Nikkei Samurai: Japanese Swords and the Nisei Veteran
Monday, August 01, 2016 Baseball Gallery at Sports Museum of Los Angeles features items from Babe Ruth and Dodgers visits to Japan
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Exhibit: Mingei of Japan - Treasures New and Old from the Museum’s Collection
Sunday, October 11, 2015 Exhibit: Living for the Moment: Japanese Prints from the Barbara S. Bowman Collection
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 Exhibits: Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows and The Younger Generation: Contemporary Japanese Photography
Sunday, August 30, 2015 The Price Collection
Sunday, March 29, 2015 Exhibit: Raku: The Cosmos in a Tea Bowl
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Groundswell: Guerilla Architecture in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake
Saturday, July 12, 2014 Exhibit: Gathering Whispers – Solo Exhibition by Edwin Ushiro
Saturday, July 05, 2014 Exhibit: Kimono for a Modern Age
Saturday, July 05, 2014 Exhibit: Zuan: Japanese Design Books
Friday, June 27, 2014 Exhibition: Japanese Design Today 100
Friday, April 25, 2014 Exhibit: New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century
Friday, March 07, 2014 Art Exhibit: Enduring Connection Beyond Time, Space, and Culture
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense
Saturday, February 01, 2014 Exhibit: The Color of Life: Japanese Paintings from the Price Collection
Saturday, January 25, 2014 Exhibit: Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi
Friday, April 19, 2013 New Contemporary Exhibition: Takashi Tomo-oka
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Japanese Prints: Hokusai at LACMA
Friday, April 05, 2013 Focus on the Subject: The Art of the Harari Collection
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Japan’s Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto
Monday, January 28, 2013 Tanka After the Tsunami
Saturday, January 19, 2013 LACMA Installation: Cranes by Maruyama Okyo
Sunday, January 06, 2013 Idealization of Realty
Friday, November 23, 2012 Eiichiro Porcelain Arts Exhibition 2012
Saturday, November 03, 2012 Exhibit: SHADOWS: For the Sake of the Children
Saturday, October 27, 2012 Genji's World in Japanese Woodblock Prints
Friday, August 10, 2012 Art Exhibition/Reception: The Los Angeles Nagoya Sakura Children's Art Exhibition
Saturday, August 04, 2012 Exhibition: Ohie Toshio and the Perfection of the Japanese Book
Sunday, June 03, 2012 Art Exhibition/Reception: Back to Earth by Kaoru Kaplan and Kazumi Onoue
Friday, May 04, 2012 Masterpieces of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Friday, April 20, 2012 Gajin Fujita: Ukiyo-e in Contemporary Painting
Friday, April 20, 2012 SAKURA Manga Poster Traveling Exhibit
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Japanese Paintings: Paths to Enlightenment
Saturday, April 07, 2012 LACMA Photo Exhibition: Fracture: Daido Moriyama
Friday, March 30, 2012 Kimono in the 20th Century
Saturday, March 10, 2012 FOLDING PAPER: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami
Sunday, March 04, 2012 MOVING FORWARD: Life after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Sunday, November 13, 2011 100 Years: The Imagination of Robert Crowder, Vralati and Shoji Kuroda
Saturday, June 18, 2011 Masterpieces from the Price Collection
Saturday, April 16, 2011 Itō Jakuchū Exhibition: A Man with No Age
Monday, March 21, 2011 Art Exhibition "Meiji: Japan Rediscovered"
Thursday, January 27, 2011 Felice Beato: A Photographer on the Eastern Road
Saturday, January 01, 2011 DREAMS & DIVERSIONS: 250 Years of Japanese Woodblock Prints
Saturday, January 01, 2011 Art Exhibition: "Japan in Blue and White"
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