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Watts Towers by Simon Rodia / Los Angeles

“An Object Called Art”

More than a monument of outsider art, Watts Towers celebrate the creativity that exists in every human being. More»

Los Angeles at dusk

5 Questions about the State of Photography in L.A. Today

Quick takes on photography and L.A. from four experts. More»

Families participating in Family Art Stops

Free Summer Fun at the Getty

Hands-on art programs for kids of all ages at the Getty this summer. More»

Plaque with the Life of Achilles / Byzantine
Image courtesy of the Rethymno Archaeological Museum

Hidden Beneath the Ruins of Eleutherna

Recently unearthed from the ruins of an ancient city in Greece, a group of carved ivories provides a window into the dawn of Christian art in Byzantium. More»

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Summer in the Getty Garden

Summer is heating up with color in the Central Garden. More»

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    Vicinity of Naples, New York / Minor White
    The Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum, bequest of Minor White (MWA 55-48). © Trustees of Princeton University

    Transformed by Minor White

    “Two of Minor White’s images helped me to survive.” More»

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        The Union Oil Center was completed in 1958 and became the highest building in downtown Los Angeles (mostly thanks to the convenient hill it is situated upon). 

        This neighborhood became known for the 19th century oil boom. However, come the ’90s, the building was up for demolition. Saved by Hollywood, this building became the Los Angeles Center Studios complete with a “vertical backlot.” What other SoCal oil buildings have transformed in time? The Huntington has one.  

        We’re teaming up The Huntington’s tumblr to bring you historic Los Angeles images on Wednesdays through August 6 as part of No Further West.

        Union Oil Center, 1957, Julius Shulman. Getty Research Institute. Julius Shulman Photography Archive.

        07/23/14

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