May 20, 2018
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is an ambitious exploration of Latin America and Latino Art in dialogue with Los Angeles, which will begin September 15, 2017, and continue through January 31, 2018. As part of the Getty Foundation initiative, arts organizations across Southern California are getting ready for another innovative event. This time through a series of thematically connected exhibitions, a variety of works of arts representatives of major artistic movements and contemporary artistic practices will be presented.
The beginning of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will be with the awarding of grants to arts institutions throughout Southern California by the Getty. The event includes organizations and partners of all sizes and types, such as LACMA, the Hammer Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA, MOCA, the LA Phil, and The Music Center.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will be a versatile event--artistic, cultural, scholarly, diplomatic, civic, and festive--that will change Los Angles and Southern California for four months.
Pacific Standard Time began in 2002 as a Getty initiative to recover the historical record of art in Southern California. Fueled by a series of Getty grants, it grew into a region-wide collaboration among more than 60 cultural institutions, culminating in a series of exhibitions and events from October 2011 to April 2012 across Southern California called Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980. The initiative resulted in more than 40 publications documenting Los Angeles' impact on art history during the postwar years, dozens of traveling and related exhibitions all over the world, and unprecedented international press attention focused on Los Angeles' art scene.