Pacific Standard Time LA/LA prepares to open in September 15, 2017

The following Press Announcement continues my first posting regarding this extraordinary exhibition Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. We will look at Performance Art, Education programs, Support for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, and the list of the participating institutions. 

By Julia P. Herzberg
Pacific Standard Time LA/LA prepares to open in September 15, 2017

More than 70 Southern California Cultural Institutions will Offer Thematically Linked Exhibitions and Programs in a Four-Month-Long, Region-Wide Exploration of Latin American and Latino Art. Getty Foundation Supports the Unprecedented Cultural Collaboration with More Than $16 Million in Grants

Performance art

An eleven-day performance art festival, titled Live Art: Latin America/Los Angeles, will be presented from January 11 through 21, 2018. Supported by a $600,000 grant from the Getty Foundation, the festival will be led by REDCAT, which is organizing the program based on proposals solicited through an open call to Los Angeles area arts organizations. The festival will include a wide range of artists and works, presented in multiple locations across Los Angeles, with performances that both reflect contemporary developments and revive important historical works. 

“Latin America has a long and rich tradition of performance art, and this is a particularly interesting time in the development of new forms of interdisciplinary performance and time-based art,” said Mark Murphy, REDCAT’s executive director and performance programming head. “Latino artists in Southern California also have an exciting and profound influence on the evolution of contemporary culture, including performance-based work that redefines relationships between artists, audiences, and communities. We are thrilled by the opportunity to contribute to the impact of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA with a dynamic festival of live art and performance.”

In addition to the performance art festival, programming by performing arts participants, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Music Center, is still in development.


Education programs

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will be complemented by robust educational programs. A $450,000 grant for the LA Promise Fund (the new organization formed through the merger of the LA Fund for Public Education and LA’s Promise) will be used to create education programs for schools throughout Los Angeles County over a nine-month period from spring 2017 through winter 2018, including professional development and engagement for teachers. A $205,000 grant to the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will focus on field trips to Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions and related teacher professional development. Overseen by the district’s Arts Education Branch in collaboration with LA Promise Fund, the program will help increase participation in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA by the district’s most underserved schools. All of the education programs are being shaped by a committee that includes representatives from the leading museums participating in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, LAUSD, the Los Angeles Public Library, and the LA Promise Fund.


Support for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Bank of America is the presenting sponsor of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, with additional support provided through the Pacific Standard Time Leadership Council, a group of art supporters from across the region.

“We’re proud to be part of this exciting project, which is going to help people better understand the extraordinary contributions of Latin American artists to the culture and consciousness of the Southland,” said Janet Lamkin, California State President for Bank of America. “In addition, as we learned from our engagement with the original Pacific Standard Time, which brought more than $280 million to the region and created nearly 2,500 jobs, a cultural undertaking of this size and scope is going to provide a tremendous boost to the Southern California economy.”

Information on all Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA partners and exhibitions is available at Participants in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA include the following:

  • 18th Street Arts Center
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  • American Museum of Ceramic Art
  • Angels Gate Cultural Center
  • Annenberg Space for Photography
  • Armory Center for the Arts
  • Autry Museum of the American West
  • The Broad* (program to be announced at a later date)
  • CSU Channel Islands Galleries
  • CSU Fullerton Begovich Gallery
  • CSU Los Angeles The Luckman Gallery
  • CSU Long Beach University Art Museum
  • CSU Northridge Art Galleries
  • California African American Museum
  • California Historical Society
  • Chapman University
  • Chinese American Museum
  • Craft in America
  • Craft & Folk Art Museum
  • dA Center for the Arts
  • ESMoA
  • Fowler Museum at UCLA
  • The Getty Conservation Institute
  • The Getty Research Institute
  • The Hammer Museum
  • The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
  • ICA LA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
  • LA><ART
  • LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
  • LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)
  • Laguna Art Museum
  • LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)
  • Library Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles Filmforum
  • Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House
  • MOCA (The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles)
  • MOLAA (Museum of Latin American Art)
  • Millard Sheets Art Center
  • The Mistake Room
  • Mingei International Museum
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB)
  • Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
  • The Music Center
  • ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries
  • Oceanside Museum of Art
  • Otis College of Art and Design, Ben Maltz Gallery
  • Palm Springs Art Museum
  • Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)
  • Pitzer College Art Galleries
  • Pomona College Museum of Art
  • REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)
  • Riverside Art Museum
  • San Diego Museum of Art
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  • Self Help Graphics & Art
  • Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
  • Skirball Cultural Center
  • SPACE Collection
  • Sunnylands Center & Gardens
  • Torrance Art Museum
  • UCI University Art Galleries
  • UCLA Film & Television Archive
  • UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
  • UCSB Art, Design & Architecture Museum
  • USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
  • USC Fisher Museum of Art
  • USC Pacific Asia Museum
  • UCR ARTSblock
  • University of San Diego, University Galleries
  • Vincent Price Art Museum, East Los Angeles College
  • Westmont Ridley – Tree Museum of Art


About Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA:

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at arts institutions across Southern California.

Through a series of thematically linked exhibitions and programs, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA highlights different aspects of Latin American and Latino art from the ancient world to the present day. With topics such as luxury objects in the pre-Hispanic Americas, 20th-century Afro-Brazilian art, alternative spaces in Mexico City, and boundary-crossing practices of Latino artists, exhibitions range from monographic studies of individual artists to broad surveys that cut across numerous countries.

Supported by more than $16 million in grants from the Getty Foundation, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA involves more than 70 cultural institutions, from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, and from San Diego to Santa Barbara. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.