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11.14.11
Moss To Explore How Los Angeles Invented the World at Upcoming Getty-hosted Panel

Click here to watch a video of the panel discussion.
LA Weekly deconstructs the discussion in "Is LA in a Cultural Adolescence?"

From movies to pop music to design, Los Angeles has created many of the world's most iconic cultural symbols. But just how did LA culture come to stand in for America in music, books, film, art and architecture. On November 19, The J. Paul Getty Museum and Zócalo Public Square present a half-day conference exploring how Los Angeles’ unique culture was built and how it spread to the rest of the world.

SCI-Arc Director Eric Owen Moss is fittingly attending a panel on The Past and Future of LA’s Global Images, moderated by Warren Olney, host and executive producer of 89.9 KCRW’s Which Way LA and To the Point. Moss will discuss the cultural milieu of Los Angeles, how it was made, and the secret to its power, alongside Wim Wenders, director of Paris, Texas and The Million Dollar Hotel; John Singleton, director of Boyz n the Hood; and essayist Richard Rodriguez.

Freeway, 1966, Vija Celmins. Oil on canvas. 17 1/2 x 26 3/8 in. Collection of Harold Cook, Ph.D. © Vija Celmins. Image courtesy McKee Gallery, New York

Dubbed How Los Angeles Invented the World, the half-day event takes place November 19, 2-7pm at Getty Center’s Harold M. Williams Auditorium. Event is free and open to the public, though reservations are recommended.
Click HERE to reserve your seat.