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September 2011

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The Mexican Revolution Revealed at the Los Angeles Public Library
September 8, 2011–June 3, 2012

On view at the downtown Central Library, this exhibition chronicles the Mexican Revolution of 1910 to 1920 through a rich selection of postcards, prints, and photographs of dramatic moments, battle scenes, and iconic images of revolutionary leaders. Organized by the GRI with support from Edison International, A Nation Emerges: The Mexican Revolution Revealed uncovers a complex, multifaceted chapter in Mexico's history.

See the exhibition at the Los Angeles Public Library.

Learn more about the history of Mexico.
Women ready to receive Rabago / Horne
Mujeres listas para recivir [sic] a Rábago (Women ready to receive Rábago) (detail), Walter H. Horne, 1911. The Getty Research Institute, 89.R.46

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The Sam Francis Archive
Finding Aid

California-born artist Sam Francis was a second-generation Abstract Expressionist painter who incorporated Jungian psychology, Buddhism, and Japanese aesthetics into the New York School painting style. After living in Paris and Japan, he settled in Los Angeles, where he founded Litho Shop and Lapis Press, and painted prolifically until his death in 1994. This archive documents his exhibitions, business ventures, friendships, family, and childhood.

Browse the finding aid.

Learn more about this archive from the cataloger.
Helicopter Sky Painting / Sam Francis
Helicopter Sky Painting (detail), Sam Francis, 1966. The Getty Research Institute, 2004.M.8. Gift of the Estate of Samuel L. Francis.
Views of Maya Ruins in the Yucatán
Digital Collection

These cabinet-card views of the ruins at Chichén Itzá and Uxmal were taken by the archaeologists Augustus Le Plongeon and Alice D. Le Plongeon during their 12 years (1873–85) in the Yucatán studying the ancient Maya. Their photographs include details of sculptural reliefs and structures, and document objects they excavated, including the Chac Mool statue they discovered at Chichén Itzá.

View the digital collection.

Alice Le Plongeon at Uxmal / Augustus Le Plongeon
Alice Le Plongeon in Uxmal (detail), Augustus Le Plongeon, ca. 1873. The Getty Research Institute, 96.R.137


Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945–1980

This comprehensive, richly illustrated book chronicles the L.A. art scene from 1945 to the 1980s, looking at the people, relationships, and ideas that defined the region's artistic production. Photographs and rare materials offer insight into the emergence of hard-edge abstraction, ceramic sculpture, assemblage, pop art, conceptualism, performance art, and other avant-garde practices.

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Pacific Standard Time / Cover

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Pacific Standard Time Events On the Horizon

Pacific Standard Time—the culmination of a decade-long research project initiated by the Getty Research Institute—will soon launch a series of exhibitions, performances, symposia, and lectures about Southern California's vibrant artistic culture from 1945 to 1980.

Visit the Pacific Standard Time website to learn about upcoming events and explore the archival records and oral histories of Los Angeles's key artists, collectors, curators, and gallerists.

View the complete guide to Pacific Standard Time at the Getty.

Learn more about the new website's extensive resources.

Banner image: Cover of the Womanhouse catalog (detail), Feminist Art Program at CalArts, 1972. Designed by Sheila Levrant de Bretteville. The Getty Research Institute, 89-B23677. Courtesy of CalArts Archives
Exhibition announcement / Rolf Nelson Gallery
Announcement for the exhibition Come and See at the Rolf Nelson Gallery (detail), 1965. The Getty Research Institute, 2010.M.38. Gift of Rolf G. Nelson

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