Artistic Evolution - Exhibition Videos | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene.
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Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California, coming together to tell the story of the birth of the L.A. art scene. Initiated through grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time will take place for six months beginning October 2011.

Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

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Enjoy exclusive access to Artistic Evolution: Southern California Artists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County,1945 – 1963 and a dinner designed to give you a taste of LA's art history.  Exclusively for Fellows.  Call (213) 763-3253 for details.

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Exhibition Videos


Welcome to Artistc Evolution, with Curator Charlotte Eyerman

We recently caught up with art historian Dr. Charlotte Eyerman, guest curator of Artistic Evolution: Southern California Artists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 1945-1963. Artistic Evolution includes paintings, drawings, and prints that shed new light on post-war art in Los Angeles, including works by local favorites who are not widely known today outside of Los Angeles, as well as historically important artists.

Artists Panel Discussion

Recorded: Thursday, October 6, 2011;  Still Evolving: Art at the Natural History Museum, Then and Now

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Larry Bell, Billy Al Bengston, and Betye Saar were emerging L.A. artists. NHM exhibited the work of all three. The trio comes together for this occasion to share stories about the L.A. art scene past and present. Moderated by Charlotte Eyerman.

Meet Larry Bell, Artist

We caught up with Larry Bell during the artists panel on October 6, 2011, to ask him a few questions about Artistic Evolution, his first memories of the Museum, and The Beatles.

Meet Betye Saar, Artist

We caught up with Betye Saar during the Artist Panel on October 6, 2011. To ask her a few questions about the Artistic Evolutions show, his first memories of the Museum, and growing up in Los Angeles.

Meet Billy Al Bengston, Artist

Meet Billy Al Bengston, we caught up with him during the Artist Panel on October 6, 2011. To ask him a few questions about his first memories of the Museum, and growing up in Los Angeles.