August 7, 2019

Los Angeles, CA - The new design for the Korean American National Museum was unveiled today at an event held at the institution's future site. Attended by state representatives Assemblymember Miguel Santiago, Senator Holly Mitchell, Senator Maria Elena Durazo, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, and City Council President Herb Wesson, the public event celebrates $4M in funding awarded to the museum by the Stat...

May 15, 2019

The Board of Directors of the Museum unanimously voted to approve the new architectural designs presented by Morphosis Architects. Morphosis is the award-winning design firm headed up by Thom Mayne.  The Museum project is being led by Principal Designer Eui-Sung Yi, with assistance from Sung Lim, Paul Choi, and Janice Kim, all with Morphosis.

The Museum is incredibly proud to be working with such a renowned f...

April 1, 2019

Founded in 1972, Morphosis is an interdisciplinary practice involved in rigorous design and research that yields innovative, iconic buildings and urban environments. With founder Thom Mayne serving as design director, the firm today consists of a group of more than 60 professionals, who remain committed to the practice of architecture as a collaborative enterprise. With projects worldwide, the firm’s work ra...

July 22, 2016

The Museum's Capital Campaign fundraising dinner was held on July 21st at the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The event welcomed over 200 guest for dinner and entertainmen including Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, Los Angeles City Council member David Ryu, and Keynote Speaker Ambassador Sung Y. Kim, former Ambassador to South Korea and the current Department of State's Special Representative...

April 1, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that the Korean American National Museum has found a new permanent home. The Museum's future location is at the intersection of Vermont Avenue and 6th Street, right in the heart of Koreatown. 

The City of Los Angeles and our Board of Directors have agreed to work together to create the Museum as part of a larger, ongoing effort to establish Koreatown as a regional cultural center....

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The Korean American National Museum's mission is to preserve and interpret the history, experiences, culture and achievements of Americans of Korean ancestry. In accomplishing its mission, the Museum works to become a center for cultural exchange and education, a catalyst for sharing ideas and resources, and a center for promoting and celebrating the diversity of culture in this country. It is important to the Museum's mission to help make the Korean American experience vivid and intelligible to other communities and to encourage these groups to find out more about Korean Americans in Los Angeles and elsewhere.

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