Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
October 2, 2011 - January 8, 2012
PS1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
October 21, 2012—March 11, 2013
Pacific Standard Time: Crosscurrents in L.A. Paintings and Sculpture 1945-1970
Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
March 15, 2012—June 10, 2012
Now Dig This! examines a pioneering group of African American artists whose work, connections, and friendships with other artists of varied ethnic backgrounds influenced the creative community and artistic practices that developed in Los Angeles during this historic period (1960–1980). The exhibition presents 140 artworks by artists and friends who influenced and supported them during this period and explores and celebrates the significant contributions of African Americans to the canon of Los Angeles–based art.
Now Dig This! is presented as part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A 1945–1980, a collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions across Southern California.