LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART

Centrally located between the beach and downtown Los Angeles, LACMA features artwork covering the expanse of art history—from ancient to contemporary—and the globe. Learn more: lacma.org

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But with artworks the history of a picture’s journey through time also tells an important story. Where a picture has been, who its various owners were, and where it has been exhibited and published all reveal something about how it was valued, and how it was interpreted—that is to say, what the painting meant, even “said,” to those who experienced it in the past.
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[Clockwise: William Christenberry. Green Warehouse, Newbern, Alabama. 2008. © William Christenberry Gift of Marc Selwyn; Stanislav Libensky and Jaroslava Brychtova. Green Eye of the Pyramid. 1993; Theodore Robinson. Valley of the Seine, Giverny. 1887; Shabti of Heka-em-saef, Captain of the Royal Fleet; Elza Sunderland.Textile Design, ‘Gay Nineties’ Series (Green). 1947. © Henry Sunderland]

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