Off-Ramp for October 3, 2009

RIP Henry Hopkins, LA art leader

Henry T. Hopkins, former director at SFMoma and the Hammer -- as well as the gallery owner for LA's infamous War Babies exhibit -- died September 27, 2009. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman Lopez sat down with Hopkins in 2003 for a long interview about race and ethnicity in art, and we present it here in its entirety. The second piece of audio is the short version, which includes Ed Ruscha's comments about the War Babies poster.

From his LA Times obit: 'Stephanie Barron, senior curator of modern art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, said Hopkins' death is "the loss of one of the great advocates in the world for Southern California art."'


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