Pacific Standard Time
An initiative of the Getty with arts organizations throughout Southern California. Coming in 2024 is Pacific Standard Time: Art x Science x LA.
On a Sunday, you might find artist Betye Saar at the Pasadena College flea market, scouting for treasures. The energetic 85-year-old is still an... Read More
Looking at Los Angeles through the Lens
Much of what the world sees of L.A. is in movies or on TV. But a new exhibition opening today at the Getty Center... Read More
How Do You Conserve a Dancing Sculpture? Magic.
Recently, we needed a little magic to get a sculpture in working order. Stephan von Huene’s Tap Dancer—which springs to life every half hour... Read More
Question of the Week: Is It Still a Man’s World?
In 1964, while a student in UCLA’s graduate program in painting and sculpture, artist Judy Chicago enrolled in auto-body school—the only woman in a... Read More
Will the Real Los Angeles Please Stand Up?
Impersonal concrete sprawl. A surfer’s paradise. A dark battleground of grisly crimes. Los Angeles is a regular character in the movies, on TV, in... Read More
Talking with Artist De Wain Valentine
One of the most influential sculptors active in Los Angeles in the 1960s and ’70s, De Wain Valentine is perhaps best known for his... Read More
Women Curators Remember the L.A. Art Scene in the Sixties
In the 1960s and ‘70s, L.A.’s art scene arrived. How this came about, and what it was like to be part of the big... Read More
To Walter with Love: Ed Kienholz’s “Walter Hopps Hopps Hopps”
Sometimes, only a friend will tell you what they really think. Take the case of artist Ed Kienholz and curator Walter Hopps. Kienholz’s over-life-size... Read More
It Happened in L.A.: Artists Turn to Zen
Artists’ studios aren’t generally thought of as meditative places. The stereotype is one of disarray—an image comes to mind of paintbrushes, sculpting tools, or... Read More
Ruscha Sees L.A.
The Getty has just acquired photographs by Ed Ruscha. Seventy-four prints, including depictions of gas stations from Los Angeles to Oklahoma City along Route... Read More
A Walk through “Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents,” Opening This Weekend
In the ocean, a crosscurrent runs across the main flow, stirring things up. Similarly, you can see different artistic movements, crossing each other from... Read More