The Southern California art scene exploded with artistic innovation and social change post-World War II. The years 1945 to 1980 saw the creation and collapse of various art movements and shaped Southern California as a major cultural force. Laguna Art Museum continues to explore the Getty’s region-wide initiative Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 with its own permanent collection, revealing important paintings, sculptures, and often overlooked artists from the crucial post-World War II years through the tumultuous period of the 1960s and 70s.
Curated by Janet Blake and Grace Kook-Anderson, The Postwar Era will include works by Francis De Erdely, Phil Dike, Keith Finch, George Herms, Lorser Feitelson, Llyn Foulkes, Roger Kuntz, Rico Lebrun, John McLaughlin, Lee Mullican, DeWain Valentine, and Jeffrey Vallance, among others.
This exhibition will be on display in the museum’s main and lower level galleries. Also on display at this time will be Victor Hugo Zayas: Mi Obra guest curated by Gregorio Luke.