Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art was established in 1965 and has grown to include a collection of over 120,000 works of art, becoming the largest art museum in the western United States. The museum's art collection includes works from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas-including works that predate the arrival of Columbus. The museum boasts one of the largest and most important collections of modern and contemporary art, and also holds an award-winning collection of art from the Middle East.
Backstory and Context
The museum holds art from around the world including Africa, Korea, China, and the Islamic world. The art dates from 10,000-500 BC to the 21st century and the museum presents the art in categories. For example, the Japanese exhibit features the Edo Society and Textile formed art. Each exhibit organizes each piece by classifications such as furnishings, sculpture, prints, and ceramics.
"Overview." Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Accessed September 9, 2015. http://www.lacma.org/overview.