College of Arts and Sciences


  • Allan Publishes on Ruscha

    September 27, 2010

    Art History Professor Ken Allan  examines Ed Ruscha’s paintings and books in “Ed Ruscha, Pop Art, and Spectatorship in 1960s Los Angeles,” published in the September issue of The Art Bulletin. Ruscha, who lives and works in Los Angeles, is known for his interpretation of city life through his art. An early member of the Pop Art movement, he captured the essence of Los Angeles in many of his paintings and books. The Art Bulletin, published by the College Art Association, highlightsall aspects of art history as practiced in the academy, museums, and other institutions.
    Allan, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, specializes in postwar American and European art.  He is currently working on a book on artistic practice, social space and spectatorship in 1960s Los Angeles; an exhibit catalog for,  “Pacific Standard Time: Painting and Sculpture in Los Angeles, 1945-1975,” scheduled to open in 2011 at the Getty Center, and an article on the artist Wallace Berman and bebop jazz in Los Angeles.  Allan joined the Fine Arts faculty in 2006.
    The Fine Arts Department , one of 33 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, offers undergraduate degrees in art history, music, theater, visual art, digital design, and photography and an MFA in Arts Leadership. 


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