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CIVIC VIRTUE: THE IMPACT OF THE LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY AND THE WATTS TOWERS ARTS CENTER. Pilar Tompkins Rivas. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 2011. Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945-1980. Published by Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. 144 pp. with 107 ills. (62 col.). 26 x 20 cm. In English.
Featuring works by David Hammons, June Wayne, Llyn Foulkes, Betye Saar, Vija Celmins, John Outterbirdge and dozens of other artists, this catalogue explores the intertwined histories of two of Los Angeles's oldest and most diverse centers of artistic activity, both of which are operated by the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs: the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, and the Watts Towers Arts Center, created in the 1950s to preserve Simon Rodia's iconic steel-and-mortar sculptural environment.
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1945 — Several Media — African American Artists
Plans: 69,75
Worldwide Number: 076501
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