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.

From the Archive

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Exhibition Film: Learn about the birth of the L.A. art scene from the people who shaped it. Their dynamic developments and artistic innovations during the postwar period turned the city into a world-class art center.