The Getty Announces Latin American Focus for Pacific Standard Time 2


The Getty has unveiled the theme for its second Pacific Standard Time initiative: “Los Angeles and Latin America,” or “L.A./L.A.” for short. Scheduled to open in 2017, the second iteration of PST will offer an in-depth exploration of the artistic connections between Los Angeles and Latin America. “Our city has had deep roots in Latin American, making it a nexus of cultural creativity between North and South,” said Getty President and CEO Jim Cuno.

The Getty will build on the model it set in place with the first PST and has invited a small group of planning partners, notably L.A. MOCALACMA, the Hammer, and Chicano Studies Research Center at UCLA, to apply for research funding for “L.A./L.A.,” which will be followed by a larger competition for additional organizations early this summer. The initiative’s two-part focus on research and implementation will result in scholarly documentation on the rich topic and ensuing exhibitions throughout Southern California — at this time it’s too early to know if the shows will travel outside of California.

Building on the first PST, the Getty is also launching “Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.,” designed to maintain the momentum between the two initiatives. This smaller campaign opens in April, featuring 11 exhibitions and dozens of events through July 2013.

— Yasmine Mohseni, ARTINFO Los Angeles


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