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.

Gallery 32

From 1968 to 1970, Gallery 32 was one of the few art spaces in Los Angeles to exhibit emerging African American artists such as Gloria Bohanon, Emory Douglas, David Hammons, Betye Saar, and Timothy Washington. Founded by artist Suzanne Jackson, the gallery hosted discussions, poetry readings, and fundraisers for social causes, and it exhibited work that demonstrated strong political and civic engagement, such as Emory Douglas’s Black Panther Party protest art and David Hammons’s body prints.

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Works of Art

  • The Phrenologer's Window

    The Phrenologer's Window, 1966, Betye Saar. Assemblage of two-panel wood frame with print and collage. 18 1/2 x 29 3/8 x 1 in. Private collection, courtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, LLC, New York, NY. © Betye Saar