Museum Home Current Exhibitions In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945–1980

December 20, 2011–May 6, 2012 at the Getty Center


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Curator's Gallery Talk
Virginia Heckert, Curator of Photographs, the J. Paul Getty Museum, leads a gallery talk on the exhibition. Meet under the stairs in the Museum Entrance Hall. Free; no reservations required.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 2:30 p.m.

Point-of-View Talk
Los Angeles-based architect Fred Fisher is renowned for his creative spaces. He and his firm, Fisher Partners, designed the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Center for Information Science and Technology at the California Institute of Technology and the Robert F. Erburu Gallery at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, among others. Fisher presents a gallery talk exploring representations of Los Angeles.

Saturday, March 10, 2012, 2:30 p.m.
Getty Center; sign-up begins at 1:00 at the Information Desk in the Museum Entrance Hall.

Los Angeles / Garry Winogrand

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Artists discuss photographs made in L.A. between 1945 and 1980, quintessential representations of a city known for its art, architecture, car culture, and film industry. Pick up an iPod touch in the Museum Entrance Hall.