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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)
California African American Museum: "Places of Validation, Art and Progression," circa 2011 0.1 Linear Feet (1 enclosure: 5 optical discs; 1.1 GB)
Places of Validation videos online

Resource comprises five video recordings created by the California African American Museum (CAAM) in relation to its 2011-2012 exhibition "Places of Validation, Art and Progression." 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. According to a press release from CAAM, the exhibition brought to life "the history of the artists who helped birth one of the most influential art movements of the second half of the 20th century and the validators who supported and enabled them to achieve their goals in spite of the wider conditions of exclusion from the mainstream art presenting community. The perspective of 'Places of Validation, Art and Progression' is on the history and driving forces that made venues and opportunities possible for Black art to be seen while allowing the art to reflect the wide variety of artists, styles, venues and personalities that served the Black arts scene between 1940-1980."
The video recordings each run from three to six minutes in length and feature excerpts of interviews with artists and their supporters, as well as images of art works and ephemera. The interviews are undated, but were probably conducted in 2011.
Additional information on this exhibition can be found on the PST website at
The discs are listed alphabetically.
The recordings were received in digital format (electronic files that were transferred to the Archives on optical discs). The discs act as duplication masters and are therefore restricted. Recordings from discs 1, 3, 4, and 5 are open to researchers and are publically available online through
Please note that, due to rights restrictions, the J. Paul Getty Trust is currently unable to provide access to disc 2 (Collectors and Bartering), however, the video is available through another source at
2013.IA.18-01 Brockman Gallery: Dale and Alonzo Davis, probably 2011 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
2013.IA.18-01 Collectors and Bartering: interviews on collecting with Dr. Leon Banks, Donald Stinson, Jerry Manpearl, and Henry Segerstrom; interviews on bartering with Bill Pajaud, Dr. Samella Lewis, Greg Pitts, and Betye Saar, probably 2011 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
RESTRICTED. This video is closed until such time as the J. Paul Getty Trust receives signed permissions from all the interviewees.
2013.IA.18-01 First Voices of Validation: probably 2011 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
1940s: Bill Pajaud, Greg Pitts, Betye Saar, Dr. Samella Lewis (early arts scene in Los Angeles)
1950s and 1960s: Dale Davis, Dr. Samella Lewis, Joe Sims (creating their own opportunities)
1960s and 1970s: Donald Stinson and Cecil Fergerson (progression)
1960s and 1970s: Greg Pitts and Cecil Fergerson (expanding recognition of Black art)
Roderick Sykes and Dr. Samella Lewis (true validation is progression)
2013.IA.18-01 Murals: Betye Saar, Joe Sims, Elliott Pinkney, and Roderick Sykes, probably 2011 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
2013.IA.18-01 Other Places of Validation: Roderick Sykes, Greg Pitts, Dr. Samella Lewis, Donald Stinson, and Bernie Casey, probably 2011 (Duplication master: 1 DVD)
2011.IA.48-01 Printed ephemera: Press release and screenshot of exhibition announcement, 2011

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