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Terry Allen

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1940s

1943

Terry Allen is born in Wichita, Kansas.

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1960s

1962

Terry Allen moves to Los Angeles to attend Chouinard Art Institute.

1962

Terry Allen and Allen Ruppersberg meet on the first day of school at Chouinard.

1966

Terry Allen earns his BFA from Chouinard.

1966

Terry Allen, Allen Ruppersberg, and a group of friends from Chouinard cofound Gallery 66, a cooperative gallery in Los Angeles that operates for one year.

1969

Terry Allen’s wife, Jo Harvey Allen, is one of the waitresses at Allen Ruppersberg’s project Al’s Cafe.

1969

Terry Allen sells his first record, Going to California, as a “side dish” at Al’s Cafe.

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1970s

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1971

Terry Allen records a live album at the opening night of Allen Ruppersberg’s Al’s Grand Hotel and spends the night in the “Al Room.”

1971

Terry Allen has a solo exhibition at the Mizuno Gallery.

1971

Terry Allen has a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

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1980s

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1984

Terry Allen composes the music for Lynn Hershman Leeson’s interactive video work Lorna.

1984

Terry Allen composes music for Lynn Hershman Leeson’s work Lorna.

1987

Terry Allen moves to Santa Fe.

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