Mark your calendars! Opening in Fall 2017 and spanning a four month period, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will be the largest region-wide exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of over sixty arts institutions across Southern California, each presenting thematically linked exhibitions and programs designed to celebrate the region’s vibrant cultural history.

Embracing organizations of all sizes and types — from the largest museums to smaller museums, from university galleries to performing arts centers — Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions and programs will take place across Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, from Santa Monica to Palm Springs. The Getty Foundation has offered $8.45 million in grants to 43 organizations across the region to research, plan, and put on their exhibitions and events. While the exhibitions will focus on the visual arts, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA programs will ultimately expand to touch on music, performance, literature, and even cuisine.

With its historical roots in Latin America and its current demographics, Los Angeles might be described as tomorrow’s capital city. In a way that is possible only in Los Angeles, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will implicitly raise complex and provocative issues about present-day relations throughout the Americas and the rapidly changing social and cultural fabric of Southern California.

 

Sneak Preview

Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero

Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery

 

Image: Tatiana Parcero, Cartografia Interior #43, 1996, Lambda print and acetate, 43 x 31 in., Scripps College, Photo credit: jdc Fine Art

Mexico/LA: History into Art, 1820–1930

Laguna Art Museum

 

Image: Ferdinand Deppe, San Gabriel Mission, Oil on canvas, c. 1832, 27 x 37 inches, Laguna Art Museum Collection, gift of Nancy Dustin Wall Moure, 1994.083.

LA RAZA

Autry Museum of the American West

 

Image: Photograph by La Raza Photographic Staff, East L.A. High School Walkouts, 1968. La Raza Newspaper & Magazine Records, Coll. 1000. Courtesy of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

Guatemala from 33,000 Kilometers: Contemporary Art from 1960-Present

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB)

 

Image: Alejandro Paz, Migración, 2009. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Artist’s collection.

Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at University of Southern California (USC) Libraries

 

Image: Anthony Friedkin, Jim and Mundo, Montebello, East Los Angeles, 1972, Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches, Morris Kight Collection, ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, Courtesy of Anthony Friedkin.

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985

LACMA

 

Image: Francisco Artigas and Fernando Luna, Residence in El Pedregal de San Angel, Mexico City, 1966. Photograph by Fernando Luna. © Fernando Luna, Mexico City.

¡Murales Rebeldes!: Contested Chicana/o Public Art

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and California Historical Society

 

Image: Roberto Chavez at work on The Path to Knowledge and the False University, East Los Angeles College. Photo: Manuel Delgadillo.

A Magnificent Diversity: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens

 

Image: Albert Eckhout, Fruits, pineapple and, melon etc., 1640–1650, oil on canvas, 35 13/16 × 35 13/16 in., N.92. Photo: John Lee, National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen.

Contradiction and Continuity: Photography from Argentina (1850–2010)

J. Paul Getty Museum

 

Image: Untitled (#8), 1993. Graciela Sacco (Argentinian, born 1956). Heliograph print, 71.5 × 45.4 cm (28 1/8 × 17 7/8 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Graciela Sacco.

The U.S.-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility

Craft & Folk Art Museum

 

Image: Ana Serrano, Cartonlandia, 2008. Cardboard, paper, acrylic paint. 5’ x 4’ x 4.5’. Photo: Julie Klima. Courtesy of the artist.

 

A Full List of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Venues and Exhibitions:

 

  • 18th Street Arts Center
    A Universal History of Infamy: Virtues of Disparity
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    From Latin America to Hollywood: Latino Film Culture in Los Angeles 1967–2017
  • Armory Center for the Arts
    Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in Mexico in the 1990s
  • Autry Museum of the American West
    LA RAZA
  • Chinese American Museum
    Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art
  • Craft & Folk Art Museum
    The U.S.-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility
  • California State University Long Beach (CSULB), University Art Museum
    David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA
    Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis
  • The Hammer Museum
    Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985
  • The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
    A Magnificent Diversity: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin
  • Japanese American National Museum
    Transpacific Borderlands: The Art of Japanese Diaspora in Lima, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and São Paulo
  • LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and California Historical Society
    ¡Murales Rebeldes!: Contested Chicana/o Public Art
  • LA><ART
    Video Art in Latin America
  • LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
    Juan Downey: Radiant Nature
  • LACMA (For three exhibitions)
    Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985
    Playing with Fire: The Art of Carlos Almaraz
    A Universal History of Infamy
  • Laguna Art Museum
    Mexico/LA: History into Art, 1820–1930
  • LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)
    Jose Dávila
  • Library Foundation of Los Angeles
    Visualizing Language: A Zapotec Worldview
  • Los Angeles Filmforum
    Ism, Ism, Ism: Experimental Film in Latin America
  • Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
    Learning from Latin America: Art, Architecture, and Visions of Modernism
  • MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House
    How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney’s Latin America and Latin America’s Disney
  • MOCA (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles)
    Anna Maria Maiolino
  • MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art)
    Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD)
    Memories of Underdevelopment
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB)
    Guatemala from 33,000 Kilometers: Contemporary Art from 1960-Present
  • ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at University of Southern California (USC) Libraries
    Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.
  • Otis College of Art and Design, Ben Maltz Gallery
    Talking to Action
  • Palm Springs Art Museum (For two exhibitions)
    Kinesthesia: Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954–1969
    Living Architecture: Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey
  • Pomona College Museum of Art
    Prometheus 2017: Four Artists from Mexico Revisit Orozco
  • REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)
    The Words of Others (Palabras Ajenas)
  • Riverside Art Museum
    Spanish Colonial Revival of the Inland Empire
  • San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA)
    The Making of the Modern: Indigenismos, 1800—2015
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
    Valeska Soares
  • Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA)
    Martín Ramírez: His Life in Pictures, Another Interpretation
  • Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
    Revolution and Ritual: The Photographs of Sara Castrejón, Graciela Iturbide, and Tatiana Parcero
  • Self Help Graphics & Art
    Día de los Muertos, A Cultural Legacy: Past, Present, and Future
  • Skirball Cultural Center
    Another Promised Land: Anita Brenner’s Mexico
  • UCI, University Art Galleries
    Aztlán to Magulandia: the Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert ‘Magu’ Luján
  • UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
    Home—So Different, So Appealing
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive
    Recuerdos de un cine en español: Latin American Cinema in Los Angeles, 1930-1960
  • University of California, Riverside ARTSblock
    Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas
  • University of San Diego, University Galleries
    Copyart: Experimental Printmaking in Brazil, 1970-1990s
  • Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College
    Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell
  • J. Paul Getty Museum (For four exhibitions)
    Contradiction and Continuity: Photography from Argentina (1850–2010)
    Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas
    Límites Concretos: Postwar Abstraction in Argentina and Brazil
  • Getty Research Institute at the J. Paul Getty Museum
    Urban Transfer(s): Building the Latin American Metropolis from Independence to the Threshold of Modernism

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