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Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950–1980

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Four young women looking at panels at the Peace Tower installation in Los Angeles, February 1966. The Getty Research Institute, Charles Brittin papers, 2005.M.11 © J. Paul Getty Trust. Photo by Charles Brittin
Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950–1980

1200 Getty Drive
90049 Los Angeles
CA
US
October 1st, 2011 - February 5th, 2012
Opening: October 1st, 2011 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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Tue-Fri, Sun 10-5:30; Sat 10-9. Closed Mondays and on January 1, July 4 (Independence Day), Thanksgiving, and December 25 (Christmas Day).

DESCRIPTION

Beginning in the 1950s, Southern California saw the emergence of newly diverse audiences for art. While gallerists cultivated collectors, Beat artists Wallace Berman and George Herms distributed handcrafted works among friends. Others, including Chris Burden, exploited the mass media to circulate their work. Art schools became innovative forums for artists such as Judy Chicago and John Baldessari. Social and political movements that championed peace and feminism mobilized artists to take their messages to the streets. Drawn from the Getty Research Institute's archives of Los Angeles art, this exhibition features photographs, ephemera, correspondence, and artwork—many on view for the first time—that reveal how these artists disseminated their works to a broader public.

This exhibition is organized by the Getty Research Institute.
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