From left: Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800), “Mandarin Ducks and Snow-covered Reeds,” 18th century; “Tiger,” “Grapevines,” 18th century; “Eagle,” 1800, Etsuko and Joe Price Collection.
From left: Itō Jakuchū (1716-1800), “Mandarin Ducks and Snow-covered Reeds,” 18th century; “Tiger,” “Grapevines,” 18th century; “Eagle,” 1800, Etsuko and Joe Price Collection.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is presenting “The Color of Life: Japanese Paintings from the Price Collection” at its Pavilion for Japanese Art, East Wing, Levels 1 to 3.

Consisting of masterpieces by such artists as Itō Jakuchū, Nagasawa Rosetsu, Maruyama Ōkyo, Suzuki Kiitsu, Sakai Hōitsu, and Kawanabe Kyōsai, the exhibition is being shown in two rotations, the first through March 9 and the second from March 15 through April 20.

In 2013, this selection of paintings from the renowned collection of Etsuko and Joe Price 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.

About the Pavilion for Japanese Art

Located on the northeast side of LACMA’s campus, the Pavilion for Japanese Art 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 LACMA’s 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 Sept. 25, 1988, is one of the architectural treasures of Los Angeles.


Since its inception in 1965, LACMA has been devoted to collecting works of art that span both history and geography, in addition to representing Los Angeles’ uniquely diverse population. Today LACMA is the largest art museum in the western United States, with a collection that includes over 120,000 objects dating from antiquity to the present, encompassing the geographic world and nearly the entire history of art.

Among the museum’s strengths are its holdings of Asian art; Latin American art, ranging from masterpieces from the Ancient Americas to works by leading modern and contemporary artists; and Islamic art, of which LACMA hosts one of the most significant collections in the world.

A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over one million visitors annually, in addition to serving millions through digital initiatives such as online collections, scholarly catalogues, and interactive engagement.

LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd. in Hancock Park, 30 acres at the center of Los Angeles that also contain the Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits and the forthcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Situated halfway between the ocean and downtown, LACMA is at the heart of Los Angeles.

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