Gallery Discussion: The Art of Looking
Join museum educator Kristin Bengtson for a one-hour facilitated gallery discussion exploring East Asian lacquer in LACMA’s permanent collection. Lacquer, a material unique to Asia, has been used from ancient times to the present to protect and decorate a range of objects, including furniture, boxes, trays, and bowls. Discover the different styles and techniques that developed over time in China, Korea, and Japan.
BP Grand Entrance | Free with museum admission, no reservations
Image: Box with Floral Scrolls and Cartouche Containing Birds and Blossoming Plum; Joseon period, 18th century; brown lacquer on wood core with mother-of-pearl inlay and brass fittings; 7¼ x 18 x 14¼ in. (18.4 x 45.7 x 36.2 cm); purchased with museum funds.