A Portrait of the Marriage of Fred and Marcia Weisman, by David Hockney

Los Angeles in the first half of the 20th century was not particularly receptive to contemporary art; a Modern Institute of Art opened in 1948 and shut two years later, just before the Los Angeles City Council banned the public display of such work, labeling it Communist propaganda. But in 1957 the UCLA Adult Extension Program published Looking at Modern Painting, an introductory textbook that formed the basis for a series of lectures on contemporary art. – Tablet, February 25, 2018

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Image Source: Tablet, Photo courtesy of Museum of Modern Art