- By Cynthia Lum
- Photos Courtesy of Pacific Standard Time
Today, nearly half the population of Los Angeles has roots in Latin America. Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles which was founded in 1781 as part of New Spain.
Taking place from September 2017 until January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego and Santa Barbara, this new collaboration takes a fresh look at vital and vibrant traditions in Latino and Latin American art through a series of thematically linked exhibitions.
This wide ranging exploration will take visitors on a journey from the famed Getty and LACMA museums to smaller museums, university galleries and performing arts centers. Museums not thought of as featuring Latin American Art, such as the Japanese American National Museum, and the African American Museum will present surprising and interesting connections to Latin America.
This multifaceted cultural event will transform Los Angeles and Southern California for five months offering an introduction to the original and varied heritage of Latin America in Southern California.
For more information and a complete list of exhibitions, click here.