Past Exhibitions

Art Since the 1960s: California Experiments

Exhibition Through September 14, 2008

On view July 15, 2007, through September 14, 2008, this exhibition of works from the Museum’s permanent collection focused on the development of contemporary art in the pivotal period from the 1960s to the 1990s. Art Since the 1960s: California Experiments featured important examples of pop art, assemblage, conceptual art, video, performance, installation, and neoconceptual work from the Museum’s collection. Included in Art Since the 1960s: California Experiments were artists’ books, archival materials, and documentation from key Museum exhibitions that launched the careers of prominent artists such as Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, Wallace Berman, Chris Burden, Vija Celmins, Charles Ray, Ed Ruscha, Alexis Smith, James Turrell, and others. This collection installation also provided a framework for scholarship about these artists and groundbreaking moments in Art Since the 1960s in interpretive materials in the galleries and the Museum Web site.

Image Credits:
Charles Ray, Self Portrait, 1990; Mixed media; Collection of the Orange County Museum of Art

Vija Celmins, Eraser, 1967; Acrylic on balsa wood; Collection of the Orange County Museum of Art; Gift of AVCO Financial Services, Newport Beach, CA 

Kim Abeles, Winter Clear Days (One Month of Smog), 1990, smog, wood and plexiglas, triptych, collection of the Orange County Museum of Art, gift of the Mark and Hilarie Moore Collection, Orange, California

George Herms, Deed to Secret Archives, 1974; Mixed-media assemblage; Collection of the Orange County Museum of Art

 

Exhibition Credits

Art Since the 1960s: California Experiments was organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by OCMA Curator of Collections Karen Moss.

Funding

The exhibition was made possible through a generous grant from Jean and Tim Weiss and the National Endowment for the Arts. Interpretive materials and research for this exhibition have been generously funded by the Getty Foundation and the Henry Luce Foundation.