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Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. recordings, 2008-2012

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Series I. Getty Foundation funded Pacific Standard Time oral histories, 2008-2012
18th Street Arts Center, 2011-2012
American Museum of Ceramic Art: "Common Ground: Ceramics in Southern California 1945-1975," 2009-2010
Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center: "Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980," 2008-2010
Armory Center for the Arts: "Speaking in Tongues: The Art of Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, 1961-1976," 2009-2010
California African American Museum: "Places of Validation, Art and Progression," circa 2011
California Institute of the Arts: "The Experimental Impulse," 2011-2012
City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department: "Civic Virtue: The Impact of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and the Watts Towers Arts Center," 2010
Huntington Library, Museum, and Botanic Gardens: "The House that Sam Built: Sam Maloof and Art in the Pomona Valley, 1945-1985," mid 1990s, 2011
Japanese American National Museum: "Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design & Activism in Post-War Los Angeles," 2011-2012
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions: "Los Angeles Goes Live: Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983," 2009-2011
Los Angeles County Museum of Art: "California Design, 1930-1965: 'Living in a Modern Way,'" 2011
Los Angeles Filmforum: "Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles 1945-1980," 2009-2010
Orange County Museum of Art: "State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970," 2009-2011
Otis College of Art and Design: "Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building (1973-1991)," 2009-2012
Pomona College Museum of Art: "It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969-1973," 2008-2010
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery: "Clay's Tectonic Shift: John Mason, Ken Price, Peter Voulkos: 1956-1968," 2009-2011
UCLA Film and Television Archive: L.A. Rebellion, 2010-2011
USC Fisher Museum of Art: "Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community," 2011
Vincent Price Art Museum: "'Round the Clock: Chinese American Artists Working in Los Angeles"
Series II. Getty produced Pacific Standard Time audio recordings, 2008-2012
Series II.A. Getty produced oral histories and events 2008-2012
Series II.B. Crosscurrents in L.A.: Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970 exhibition audio, 2011
Series III. Audiovisual documentation of Pacific Standard Time partner institution exhibitions, 2010-2012
Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. Recordings, 2008-2012
Series I. Getty Foundation funded Pacific Standard Time oral histories, 2008-2012 8.5 Linear Feet (18 boxes and 5 enclosures: printed material, 1 hard drive, 26 video tapes, 276 optical discs. 1.52 TB)
Japanese American National Museum: "Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design & Activism in Post-War Los Angeles," 2011-2012 0.3 Linear Feet (1 enclosure: printed transcripts. 1 shared box: 9 optical discs; 28.7 GB)
Materials comprise video recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted by the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in conjunction with their 2011-2012 exhibition, "Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design and Activism in Post-War Los Angeles." The exhibition explored "the changing notions of identity and community in Post-War Japanese American Los Angeles, from the 1950s to the early 1980s. Art and activism combine and are redefined through landmark works by a diverse group of exceptional artists and designers."
The interviews were conducted with a broad group of artists, whose specialities include visual art, performing art, filmmaking, graphic design, and automotive design. Interviews were also conducted with founders of Gidra, a creative UCLA student newspaper (1969-1974), sometimes called "The Voice of the Asian American Movement," that focused on political advocacy and Asian American identity. The exhibition and related interviews were part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., a city-wide research project that focused on the postwar (1945-1980) art scene in Los Angeles.
The material also includes one video recording of "What Can a Song Do?" (January 24, 2012) featuring Nobuko Miyamoto (aka Joanne Miya), Japanese American actress, dancer, performance artist, and activist. The performance was presented at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) in collaboration with JANM as part of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival. The performance was presented in conjunction with "Drawing the Line." Along with William "Charlie" Chin and the late Chris Ijima, Miyamoto created the group Yellow Pearl, which recorded the musical album "A Grain of Sand: Music for the Struggle of Asians in America" in 1973. The 2012 "What Can a Song Do?" performance was referred to as the "Yellow Pearl Remix" concert, and along with Nobuko Miyamoto, featured Benny Yee, Danny Yamamoto, Atomic Nancy, Chucky Kim, Traci Kato-Kiriyama, Ruben Guevara, Tatsuo Hirano, Kathy Masaoka, Sean Miura and Kamau Ayubbi. It was directed by Dan Kwong with visuals by Tran Bui.
Japanese American National Museum. Press Release, accessed November 12, 2012. http://www.janm.org/press/release/301/
Arrangement
Materials are listed in the following order: video interview about Gidra; individual video interviews alphabetically by surname; musical/dance performance video; printed transcripts; and printed ephemera.
The recordings exist solely in digital format (electronic files that were transferred to the Archives on optical discs). The discs act as duplication masters and are therefore restricted. The transcripts were received in print and are are only available on site at the Getty Research Institute.
Due to a lack of agreements from some participants, the musical/dance performance is only available on site at the Getty Research Institute or through Interlibrary Loan.
Video recordings of the interviews are open to researchers and are publically available online.
Interviews:
Drawing the Line video interviews online

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Shared 2012.IA.046; 047; 048, 049; 050; 136 Gidra interviews with Doug Aihara, Mike Murase, and Evelyn Yoshimura, September 2011 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
Shared 2012.IA.046; 047; 048, 049; 050; 136 Mike (Matsumi) Kanemitsu: Interview with his daughter, Nancy Uyemura, September 2011 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
Shared 2012.IA.046; 047; 048, 049; 050; 136 Robert Nakamura, August 2011 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
Shared 2012.IA.046; 047; 048, 049; 050; 136 Linda Nishio, September 2011 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
Shared 2012.IA.046; 047; 048, 049; 050; 136 Ben Sakoguchi, September 2011 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
Shared 2012.IA.046; 047; 048, 049; 050; 136 Larry Shinoda: Interview with his sister, Grace Aiko Shinoda Nakamura, September 2011 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
Shared 2012.IA.046; 047; 048, 049; 050; 136 Bruce Yonemoto, September 2011 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
Shared 2012.IA.046; 047; 048, 049; 050; 136 Norman Yonemoto, September 2011 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
Shared 2012.IA.046; 047; 048, 049; 050; 136 "What Can a Song Do?" Yellow Pearl: Remix. Nobuko Miyamoto (Joanne Miya) Performance at LACE, January 24, 2012 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
What Can a Song Do? video online

Due to rights limitations, the video recording of the performance is only available on site at the Getty Research Institute or through Interlibrary Loan.
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2012.IA.050-01 Printed transcripts of all interviews, 2011
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2011.IA.48-01 Printed ephemera: Screenshot of exhibition webpage, 2011


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