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  • “Art In Los Angeles”

    Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

    Like most of the city’s cultural institutions, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art celebrated Los Angeles’ bicentennial for most of last year. For its finale, the museum mounted two concurrent blockbusters: “The Museum as Site” displaced the European and American moderns and also spread over the museum’s grounds, hanging in trees and from the sides of the building; and “Seventeen Artists in the Sixties” was shoehorned into the special exhibitions area, the usual site for big shows. Together, these shows were given one blanket title: “Art in Los Angeles.”

    “The Museum as Site” was intended to be

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