Pacific Standard Time is a multi-institutional, multi-location, initiative to document "the birth of the L.A. art scene". It is often argued that during this period, 1945 - 1980, the hub of the art world in the US shifted from New York to L.A. The exhibit, Pacific Standard Time, kicked off in October, 2011, and this website from the Getty, one of the initiative's leaders, highlights the activities at that museum, but also links to happenings all over the area. There's an incredible amount to see here, including four distinct exhibitions at the Getty alone: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970; Greetings from L.A.: Artists and Publics, 1950-1980; From Start to Finish: De Wain Valentine's Gray Column; and In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945-1980. Back on the website's homepage, visitors will also find a map of L.A. art history ("see where it all happened") and a listing of public programs at the Getty through February 2012. In addition, visitors can check out the exhibition's wonderful blog as well as the exhibition film.


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