L.A.’s Getty Museum Expands
Larger photo galleries open with a broad survey of life in the U.S. since the 1960s.
The Getty Museum in Los Angeles is celebrating the fourfold expansion of its photo galleries with a broad survey of “life in the U.S. since the 1960s,” portrayed through photos donated by prominent film producer Bruce Berman and his wife, Nancy.
On view from Oct. 24, 2006, to Feb. 25, 2007, “Where We Live: American Photographs from the Berman Collection” includes nearly 500 examples of postwar American photography from the likes of William Eggleston, George Tice, Mitch Epstein, Joel Sternfeld, and the team Virginia Beahan and Laura McPhee.
The show’s audio tour features interviews with Eggleston, Epstein, and others. Jumping from 1,700 to 7,000 square feet, the museum’s new space is one of the largest in North America dedicated to photography and will allow its Department of Photographs to display a larger percentage of its collection, which has grown dramatically in the last five years to more than 31,000 works.