Los Angeles County Museum of Art
In March 1965, a new building complex for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) was completed at this location on Wilshire Boulevard, where it remains today. LACMA’s establishment was one of the most concrete markers of L.A. art’s transformation from its largely private, underground roots to a more public, official scene. Local artists would clamor for greater representation at the museum throughout the 1960s, and Edward Kienholz, Ken Price, Los Four, Bruce Nauman, and others received solo exhibitions there. From 1967 to 1971, LACMA launched a groundbreaking program entitled “Art and Technology” that paired contemporary artists with corporations in hopes that new art forms might be developed. The long list of participating artists included John Baldessari, Larry Bell, Frederick Eversley, Robert Irwin, John McCracken, and Stephan von Huene.