Attention Pilots | Hollywood Bowl and the Skies Above looks into the long-standing efforts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, which operates the Hollywood Bowl, to keep the skies above the venue clear of aircraft during performances.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's efforts to preserve one of the key environmental features of the Hollywood Bowl - a quiet oasis where live music can be heard under the stars in the middle of the buzzing city - have included outreach to airplane and helicopter pilot associations, air traffic controllers, the air support division of the LAPD, and the local office of the FAA. The exhibition's core visual component - the 'no fly' posters produced since the 1970s - were distributed throughout these organizations and around the city to help dissuade aviators from flying over the Bowl during the summer season.
Also included in the exhibition are vintage travel posters and archival video clips which address the history of airborne noise pollution in Los Angeles.
Posters on view designed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
On view through June 2017.