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Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles (KCCLA)
Govt. Funded
Industry Educational, Not for Profit
Founded April 1980
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA, USA
Key people
Jongyul Kim (Director)
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The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles (KCCLA) is operated by the South Korean government’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism. KCCLA’s mission is to broaden Korea-U.S. relations through cultural and educational activities. KCCLA is located in Los Angeles, California


1980: Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles was founded on April 11, 1980.

1992: The area around was burned in the Rodney King riots, while the Center was protected by armed guards.

2001: Reopening of remodeled KCCLA Library on May 24, 2001

2006: Collaborated organization with the Korean Government’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Korean Culture & Content Agency.


  • Museum – The museum on the first floor features various historical and contemporary artifacts from Korea, ranging from Korea’s dynastic to modern periods. Items include embroidery, crafts, pottery, musical instruments, and replicas of historic pieces.
  • Art Gallery – The second floor features a gallery with several exhibits each year of local and internationally renowned artists in both traditional and contemporary art.
  • Library – The library features more than 17,000 books, videotapes, DVDs, and CDs. Both in English and Korean.
  • Auditorium – The Ari Hall is a venue for movies, lectures and presentations.
  • Film Archives and Screening Room – Korean films, television shows and animation are available for viewing.
  • The Exhibitions features historical pieces for display based on reference to Korea.
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