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"Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970," installation view at the Getty Museum, with works by (from left) Ed Moses, Wallace Berman, Ed Kienholz and Llyn Foulkes, photo by Rebecca Vera-Martinez, © 2011 J. Paul Getty Trust
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by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

As I race from Los Angeles to Pomona to San Diego and back, struggling to keep up with all the shows promising to unveil the missing history of art in Southern California, my thinking repeatedly returns to "Crosscurrents in L.A.: Painting and Sculpture from 1950 to 1970," the exhibition at the Getty Museum. The show truly provides the core of the Getty Foundation’s larger initiative, which launched more than 60 exhibitions around the Southland.