Explore the Era

Delve into the postwar Los Angeles art world in this online archive, which provides additional material related to the exhibitions on view at the Getty Center. Learn about hipsters and happenings, and the venues across the city where all the action took place through images from the archives and first-hand accounts with the artists.

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Video: Vija Celmins » Pacific Standard Time at the Getty
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Video: Vija Celmins speaks about her work, February 2011

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  • Freeway

    Freeway, 1966, Vija Celmins. Oil on canvas. 17 1/2 x 26 3/8 in. Collection of Harold Cook, Ph.D. © Vija Celmins. Image courtesy McKee Gallery, New York

Explore the Archive

  • Video: Riko Mizuno, Vija Celmins, and Ed Moses

    Video: Riko Mizuno, Vija Celmins, and Ed Moses speak about the Mizuno Gallery, 2009–11

  • Poster for Vija Celmins exhibition

    Poster for Vija Celmins exhibition at David Stuart Galleries in Los Angeles, February 28-March 26, 1966. © Vija Celmins. The Getty Research Institute, Gift of Michael Asher, 2009.M.30.13

  • Vija Celmins

    Vija Celmins in her studio in Venice, California, 1966. Photo by Tony Berlant. Art © Vija Celmins