Materials principally comprise audiovisual recordings of oral history interviews, public conversations, and lectures dating
2003-2011, 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.
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).
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