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Sister Wendy's American Collection
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA, is a modern museum in an encyclopedic mode. Begun as part of the county's museum of history, science, and art, the collection was separated in 1965, and has since grown to become one of the largest in the United States.

The four main buildings at the museum house 250,000 works that cover the history of art. Notable parts of the collection include Indian and Southeast Asian art, as well as extensive holdings in textile and fashion. The Japanese collection occupies a pavilion which includes paintings, sculpture, and the decorative netsuke carvings, featured in the program and also on this Web site. Two sculpture gardens also are highlights of the museum. Other curatorial areas range through American Art, Decorative Art, Ancient and Islamic Art, European Art, and Photography.

The LACMA Web site,, includes online collections in a searchable database. Annotated Web tours through the permanent collections are provided as well. A Web presentation on the museum's provenance research project -- the tracing of artwork ownership through history -- is also on the site, as are links to its extensive research libraries and resources.

The Art Institute of Chicago | The Cleveland Museum of Art | Kimbell Art Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Other works from this museum featured in the program Ocean Park Series #49 Netsuke Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child