The Getty to Start a Research Center for African-American Art

The Getty Research Institute recently announced its African-American Art History Initiative, a new program designed to gather and organize African-American art history resources in a centralized manner, and Dr. Jones is proud to serve as a senior consultant on the project. The project is off to a strong start with the Getty Research Institute's acquisition of the papers of Los Angeles-based Betye Saar, a pioneer in assemblage.

For more information about the Getty Research Institute, this initiative and Dr. Jones's role, read more in the New York Times and the Manhattan Mercury.

Betye Saar, pictured in her Los Angeles studio.  Credit: Ashley Walker, via Robert Projects, Los Angeles

Betye Saar, pictured in her Los Angeles studio.
Credit: Ashley Walker, via Robert Projects, Los Angeles

First Look at SOUTH OF PICO - Available April 7

Dr. Jones' new book South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s is almost here, and to celebrate we are providing a first look. In this excerpt, South of Pico establishes the roles that the African American migration of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, opportunities, segregation and socioeconomic climate play in the development of the African American art scene in postwar Los Angeles.

Get your first look here.