Cinema | Post WWII contemporary art scene in Los Angeles

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Story of the Ferus Art Gallery: THE COOL SCHOOL | PBS

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The Cool School: Story of the Ferus Art Gallery

Along with Pacific Standard Time exhibitions, the PBS documentary film, The Cool School tells the compelling story of the Ferus Art Gallery and brings the drama of the Los Angeles contemporary art scene to light. I highly recommend seeing this film as an accompaniment to those attending any of the collective shows for Pacific Standard Time. For those not planning on attending, this might be incentive to go see it to learn more about the important creative talents and the art history of Southern California.

Seemingly cast like a group of “Real World” characters, the trailblazers leading the charge for the LA art scene from 1955 to 1985 are a motley set of personalities that are as diverse and unconventional as the artwork being produced. The ground breaking efforts of the Ferus…

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