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Artwork from Utah State University's Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art's permanent collection is part of a nationally praised research initiative "Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980" that documents and explores the 20th Century explosion of Western American art.

Deb Banerjee, curator of exhibitions and programs, says the museum has loaned several pieces of artwork for two of the larger exhibitions in California, one to the Orange County Museum of Art and the other to the Hammer Museum at UCLA. This research initiative through the Getty Research Initiative is a collaboration among 60 venues exhibiting artwork central to the United States, focusing on the growth of art after World War II and the impact of car culture, Hollywood, the aerospace industry and the influx of G.I. bill veterans into California art schools.

The Nora Eccles Harrison Museum is displaying than 13 catalogs illustrating the work done by scholars associated with the Getty Research Initiative, including 59 pages featuring artists in USU museum's collection.

Best of all, the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum is one of the few that is open on Mondays.

Hours • Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where • Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, University of Utah campus, Logan.

Info • 435-797-0165 or