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Guide to the Getty Research Institute Modern Art in Los Angeles and Pacific Standard Time recordings, 2003-2012
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative History and Project Background
  • Administrative Information
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • To request an item:

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Modern Art in Los Angeles and Pacific Standard Time recordings
    Date (inclusive): 2003-2012
    Number: IA40018
    Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute
    Physical Description: 15.9 linear feet (37 boxes and 60 enclosures)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Institutional Records and Archives
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, California, 90049-1688
    (310) 440-7390
    archives@getty.edu
    Abstract: Materials principally comprise audiovisual recordings of oral history interviews, public conversations, and lectures dating from 2003-2012, generated by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) through its Modern Art in Los Angeles and Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. initiatives. Materials also include supporting documentation for the initiatives, 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: Request access to the physical materials described in this inventory through the catalog record at library catalog record  for this collection and click "Place Request." 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.
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Administrative History and Project Background

    The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is a program developed and overseen by the J. Paul Getty Trust. The GRI serves an international community of scholars and the interested public through special collections of rare materials and digital resources. The GRI creates and disseminates new knowledge through its active collecting program, public programs, institutional collaborations, exhibitions, publications, digital services, and residential scholars program.
    The GRI's Exhibitions department develops and designs exhibitions at the GRI and organizes events related to the exhibitions. The GRI's Contemporary Programs and Research Department facilitated multidisciplinary programming related to architecture and contemporary arts until July, 2009. At that time, as part of a larger restructuring of the GRI, Contemporary Programs and Research merged with the Department of Architecture to form the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art. The Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art and its predecessors are/were responsible for the creation and oversight of the Modern Art in Los Angeles and Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. initiatives.
    The Modern Art in Los Angeles project is a series of public conversations sponsored by the GRI, dating back to 2003, 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 were created by the same curators and art historians that were the driving force behind the Getty's larger initiative, Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. This singular vision brought the efforts and products of both projects together.
    Both projects strive to collect, document, and preserve the art historical records of Los Angeles from 1945 to 1980, but while Modern Art in Los Angeles is an initiative specific to the Getty, the Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. project is a broader, collaborative project with over 60 cultural institutions across Southern California. It includes exhibitions, publications, lectures, symposia, performance art, theater, concerts, readings, and film screenings, as well as an extensive series of oral history interviews. The J. Paul Getty Museum participated in the project by presenting a major exhibition from 2011 to 2012, titled Crosscurrents in L.A.: Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970, that surveyed postwar painting and sculpture in Los Angeles. Concurrent exhibitions were featured at over 30 additional venues citywide, including the Getty Research Institute, which presented rich archival material from this historic period.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    Original recordings and duplication masters are restricted; use copies are available for use by qualified researchers.
    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. Advanced notice is required for the production of use copies. 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 Library Rights and Reproductions  at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.

    Preferred Citation

    [Cite the item and series (as appropriate)], The Modern Art in Los Angeles and Pacific Standard Time recordings collection (2003-2012), Getty Research Institute. The Getty Research Institute (IA40018).

    Acquisition Information

    Materials dating from 2003 to 2011 were originally transferred to the Getty Research Institute Special Collections holdings by various departments in the Getty Research Institute. Materials dating from 2011/2012 forward were 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, when the materials were transferred from Special Collections to Institutional Archives, the materials were 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.
    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).

    Accruals

    Periodic additions to these materials are expected.

    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.
    Pacific Standard Time Oral History Interviews with Artists, Filmmakers, Curators, Collectors, and Critics, 2008-2012.  Pacific Standard Time (Project). The Getty Research Institute. Finding aid no. 40011.
    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Materials principally comprise audiovisual recordings of oral history interviews, public conversations, and lectures from 2003 to 2012, generated by the Getty Research Institute (GRI) through its Modern Art in Los Angeles and Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. initiatives. 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.

    Arrangement note

    Materials are arranged in two series:
    Series I: Modern Art in Los Angeles/Pacific Standard Time oral history interviews and event recordings, 2003-2012;
    Series II: Crosscurrents in L.A.: Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970 exhibition audio, 2011.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

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

    Subjects - Topics

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

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Events
    Oral histories (document genres)
    Sound recordings
    Video recordings

    Contributors

    Pacific Standard Time (Project)

    To request an item:

    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.