Dedicated to Expanding Knowledge of Korea
Located at 5505 Wilshire Blvd., in the Miracle Mile District, the Korean Cultural Center is the axis of Korean heritage in Los Angeles. The Korean Cultural Center welcomes the general public to experience the rich traditions and history of Korea through specialized programs, sponsored events, and multiple learning resources.
Operated by the Korean government's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Korean Cultural Center is dedicated to providing insights into the rich cultural heritage of Korea. We encourage everyone to visit and learn something new about a nation with a history spanning more than 5,000 years.
The exhibition hall on the first floor displays a vast collection of historical and contemporary Korean artifacts along with a variety of replicas of historical pieces from Korea's dynastic kingdoms. These fascinating displays provide insights into the aesthetic, social, historical and political conceptions of Korea throughout its history. Furthermore, the museum has various embroidery, crafts and cultural assets throughout Korean history; including pottery, crowns, musical instruments and artifacts from the Three Kingdoms Period and the Joseon Dynasty.
The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles Art Gallery on th second floor is a venue for local and internationally renowned artists. The spacious gallery holds various types of exhibitions all throughout the year. The Gallery is also the locale for the Annual Juried Art Exhibition for aspiring artists around the nation.
AUDITORIUM (ARI HALL)
The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles Auditorium, Ari Hall, serves as a venue for screening Korean films, performances, and a lecture room. Throughout the year, several different types of events are held in the auditorium such weekly film screenings, special screenings, special screenings with visiting filmmakers, multimedia presentations, educational seminars, press conferences and theatrical performances.
The Korean Cultural Center's Library is the repository for more than 26,000 volumes of books, CDs, videotapes, and DVDs. Booksare available in English and Korean on numerous subjects such as Korean arts, traditional and modern literature, folklore, philosophy, history, science, culinary and contemporary Korean entertainment culture. It is an ideal place to learn more about Korea, starting with its rich ancient history to today's vibrant modern society. Children's books are also available, along with multiple publications in the periodicals section which were published in Korea and sent to our library for your viewing. The library also has personal computers that allow for easy viewing of multi-media resources & provides wireless internet access.Books, audio CDs and videotapes can be checked out, and DVDs can be viewed inside the library.
FILM ARCHIVES & SCREENING ROOM
The Korean Cultural Centerhas opened Film Archives & Screening Room in the Library on January 17th, 2008. This brand-new facility has one big screen and three individual screening booths to provide the finest service to the public and students interested in Korean cinema, TV dramas and animation. Over 500 Korean films and drama series in the library, which can be watched and the space can also be used for seminars and discussions after screenings. All screenings are free and group screenings must be booked in advance. For more information please call 323-936-7141 (ext. 101).