Skip to Content

A Monthly Culture Matrix For the Cosmopolitan Traveler

Beyond Line: The Art of Korean Writing

Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Los Angeles / Art

“It ain’t watcha write, it’s the way atcha write it,” wrote Jack Kerouac in 1962. He could be talking about calligraphy, which elevates the very act of writing. Long regarded as one of the highest art forms in Korea, calligraphic texts that span both millennia and social classes—works by monarchs, scholars, artists, and slaves—are on display in Los Angeles, a first outside of Asia. —J.V.

Buy tickets here
Los Angeles County Museum of Art 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA
Get Directions »
Start a New Search
Subscribers Only

Start your free trial to access the full Arts Intel Report

Subscribe to Air Mail to access every article
and search our entire Arts Intel Report.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Sign in here.