12/10/2013 09:58 am ET

Art and Technology, Together Again, at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

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In 1966, Maurice Tuchman, a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, looked around at the technological fields blossoming in his city and at the growing number of artists interested in technology and decided to help put the two worlds together. The program he created, Art and Technology, was a brief but highly influential experiment in cross-pollination, placing artists like Robert Irwin and James Turrell, for example, at the Garrett Corporation, an aerospace company, to conduct research into perception.

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