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Getty Research Institute. Modern Art in Los Angeles Recordings
IA40018  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative History and Project Background
  • Administrative Information
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Modern Art in Los Angeles recordings
    Date (inclusive): 2003-2007
    Number: IA40018
    Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute
    Physical Description: 12.22 Linear Feet (29 boxes and 13 enclosures)
    Physical Description: 132.8 Gigabytes
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Institutional Records and Archives
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    reference@getty.edu
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10020/askref
    (310) 440-7390
    Abstract: Materials principally comprise audiovisual recordings of oral history interviews, public conversations, and lectures dating 2003-2007, generated by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) through its Modern Art in Los Angeles initiative. Materials also include supporting documentation for the initiative, including interview transcripts, photographs, and ephemera. The interviews and events were conducted to record leading artists, filmmakers, musicians, curators, and critics as they discuss their contributions to Los Angeles' vibrant postwar (1945-1980) art scene.
    Request Materials: To access physical and digital materials described in this inventory, go to the library catalog record   for this collection and click "Connect to Guide to the Modern Art in Los Angeles recordings, 2003-2007." Click here for general library access policy  . See the Administrative Information section of this finding aid for access restrictions specific to the records described below. Please note, some of the records may be stored off site; advanced notice is required for access to these materials. Some digitized materials may be available for on-site access only.
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Administrative History and Project Background

    The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is an operating program of the J. Paul Getty Trust, a not-for-profit educational, cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. Originally established in 1983 as the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (GCHAH), the objective of the GCHAH was to foster advanced research in art, its history, diversity, and meaning in culture by engaging scholars from various disciplines in the humanities. In 1996, in order to avoid confusion with the soon-to-open Getty Center campus in Brentwood, the GCHAH was renamed the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities and in 2000, the program's name was shortened to the Getty Research Institute (GRI).
    The GRI's mission is to further knowledge and advance understanding of the visual arts and their various histories through advanced research and scholarship, and through its activities and resources, provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange. The GRI's Research Library, consisting of over one million books, periodicals, study photographs, auction catalogs and special collections of rare and unique materials, as well as online resources and databases, serve an international community of scholars and the interested public. The GRI also provides intellectual leadership through its research projects, exhibitions, and publication programs and provides service to a wide range of scholars worldwide through residencies, fellowships, hosted lectures and symposia, and its innovative digital reference tools. Through all of its programs and activities, the GRI endeavors to provide resources, expertise, and a collaborative environment for art-historical research and publication.
    Through the GRI's multidisciplinary programming, first from the department of Contemporary Programs and Research and later, its successor, the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art (DACA), the GRI worked to advance art history scholarship of contemporary art, including sound art, audiovisual documentation of personal art, experimental music, and dance as well as a focus on the birth of video as an artistic medium around the world. DACA and its predecessors are/were responsible for the creation and oversight of the Modern Art in Los Angeles.
    The Modern Art in Los Angeles project is a series of public conversations sponsored by the GRI, dating back to 2002, in which leading artists, filmmakers, musicians, curators, and critics discuss their contributions to Los Angeles' vibrant postwar (1945-1980) art scene. Much of the research and product generated by the GRI's Modern Art in Los Angeles activities was precursor to and the driving force behind the Getty's larger 2011 initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. .

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    Materials are digitized and available online. Digital images and files are for study purposes only. Copyright restrictions may apply. Original recordings and duplication masters are restricted.
    Use copies exist for most audio and video recordings in this collection, however, the production of use copies may be required for some materials before access can be granted and may add a delay to research requests. Special handling and gloves are required for the handling of color photographs.
    The following types of records are permanently closed: records containing personal information, records that compromise security or operations, legal communications, legal work product, and records related to donors. The J. Paul Getty Trust reserves the right to restrict access to any records held by the Institutional Archives.

    Publication Rights

    Contact Rights and Reproductions   at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish. Digital images and files from this website are for study purposes only. Copyright restrictions may apply.

    Preferred Citation

    [Cite the item and series (as appropriate)], Modern Art in Los Angeles Recordings (2003-2007), Getty Research Institute. The Getty Research Institute (IA40018).
    http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifaia40018

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were originally transferred to the Getty Research Institute Special Collections holdings by various departments in the Getty Research Institute. By 2011/2012, however, materials were being transferred directly to the Institutional Archives' holdings by the Getty Research Institute Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art. In 2012 it was determined that material generated by Modern Art in Los Angeles activities should be located in the same repository as material generated by the closely-related Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A.project; thus the material was brought together in the Institutional Archives.

    Processing History

    Some materials were originally processed by Special Collections staff prior to 2012. In 2012, materials were transferred from Special Collections to Institutional Archives and processed by Samantha Guerrero, Cyndi Shein, Katie Duvall and Emmabeth Nanol. The finding aid was created by Samantha Guerrero and Cyndi Shein in 2012. Katie Duvall arranged and described additional accessions in 2013. Materials were digitized in 2015 and 2016.
    The recordings have been described in more detail in individual library catalog records. For additional information on a particular event, search the Getty Research Institute Library Catalog  by event name, participant name, or keyword.
    In 2014, it was determined that all of the Cool School oral histories were not created as part of the Modern Art in Los Angeles and Pacific Standard Time projects and were removed from this collection to form their own independent collection (finding aid number IA40027).

    Technical Requirements

    Please note that use copies of event recordings have been created over a period of time in a variety of formats. Some digital media players are unable to recognize some CDs/DVDs. A cross-platform media player is recommended for listening/viewing use copies that exist in CD or DVD format.

    Related Materials

    The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the people, programs, and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.
    Getty Research Institute Public Event recordings, 2001-2016.   The Getty Research Institute. IA40002.
    Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980. Edited by Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchuk, Glenn Phillips, and Rani Singh. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.
    California Video: Artists and Histories. Edited by Glenn Phillips. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Materials principally comprise audiovisual recordings of oral history interviews, public conversations, and lectures from 2003 to 2007, generated by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) through its Modern Art in Los Angeles initiative. The materials include some supporting documentation such as transcripts, photographs, and ephemera. The interviews and events were conducted to record leading artists, filmmakers, musicians, curators, and critics as they discuss their contributions to Los Angeles' vibrant postwar (1945-1980) art scene. Select interviews may be available online ; however, content may evolve and is subject to change due to take-down policy.

    Arrangement

    Materials are arranged alphabetically by the interviewee's surname or by title.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Names

    Blum, Irving
    Brant, Henry
    Chicago, Judy
    Brittin, Charles
    Byrnes, James B.
    Faure, Patricia
    Grinstein, Stanley
    Herms, George
    Irwin, Robert, 1928-
    Hopps, Walter
    Hammersley, Frederick
    Hopkins, Henry
    McMillan, Jerry
    Ruscha, Edward
    Hopps, Walter
    Claxton, William
    Moffitt, Peggy
    Mullican, Lee

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

    Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History

    Subjects - Topics

    Artists -- United States -- Interviews
    Art, American -- California -- Los Angeles -- 20th century
    Experimental films -- United States
    Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
    Art galleries, Commercial -- 20th century
    Artists -- United States -- 20th century
    Art, Modern -- Exhibitions
    Women artists -- United States -- 20th century

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Video recordings
    Sound recordings
    Oral histories (document genres)
    Events

    Contributors

    Getty Research Institute