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Ron Cooper, Ball Drop (stills), 1969, collection of the University Art Museum Art Video Archive, California State University, Long Beach
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IT HAPPENED AT POMONA
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp


Pomona is only a small town at the eastern edge of Los Angeles County, yet the contemporary art exhibited at the Pomona College Museum of Art between 1969 and 1973 was as radical as any in the country. This magical confluence of minor institutional oversight and major curatorial ambition is being revisited in a three-part exhibition, “It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973.” Part one is on view through Nov. 6, 2011. Funded by the Getty Foundation initiative Pacific Standard Time, the exhibitions were organized by Pomona gallery curator Rebecca McGrew with Getty curator Glenn Phillips.

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