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Friday, April 26 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Plenary: Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980

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Jointly initiated by the Getty Foundation and the Getty Research Institute, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945—1980 was an unprecedented collaboration of over 60 cultural institutions across Southern California. Museums, galleries and universities from San Diego to Santa Barbara produced nearly 70 exhibitions and 25 performances examining the birth of the art scene in Los Angeles and how it become a major new force in the art world. From October 2011 to April 2012, Southern California residents and visitors had the opportunity to view exhibitions with wide-ranging art and architecture subjects, from prominent Los Angeles artists such as Ed Ruscha and Ed Kienholz to the lesser-known artists of the ASCO collaborative and from the architecture of Cliff May to an examination of the legacy of architectural historian Esther McCoy.

This panel of curators, scholars and archivists will share their unique experiences in planning, researching, and organizing specific exhibitions and will discuss Pacific Standard Time's enduring impact on scholarship in the arts, and its future as a brand.


Rani Singh, Senior Research Associate, Department of Contemporary Art & Architecture, Getty Research Institute


Jocelyn Gibbs, Curator of Architecture and Design Collection at the Art, Design and Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara. Curator of Carefree California: Cliff May and the Romance of the Ranch House

Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Curator of Asco: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective, 1972–1987

Susan Morgan, Writer. Curator of Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design

John Tain, Assistant Curator, Getty Research Institute. Curator of Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950–1980

Friday April 26, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ballroom BC

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