After 4 years of planning, a massive art project on the West Coast has been achieved and finally launched this week. With the support of the Getty Museum with over $16 million in grants and Bank of America, what has been created is nothing short of a huge, groundbreaking art exhibition named Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The impressive collaboration involves more than 70 cultural institutions, throughout Southern California, displaying exhibitions and offering public events and performances that explore Latin American and Latino art.
“For the next four months, the greater Southern California community and visitors from around the country and the world will have the opportunity to better understand the many contributions of Latin American artists to the culture and consciousness of the Southland,” says Raul Anaya, President, Bank of America of Greater Los Angeles.
The initiative will exhibit visual, performance, and performing arts as well events ranging from cooking demonstrations and panels to concerts and family activities celebrating and highlighting aspects of Latin American and Latino art from the ancient world to the present day.
“Only by working together, as we did in the first Pacific Standard Time initiative, can we begin to encompass the richness and dynamism of an art created in multiple countries and on two continents,” says Jim Cuno, President of the J. Paul Getty Trust.
The projects are set to launch this week and will be offering free admission at over 50 institutions on Free Day, Sun, Sept. 17th. Stay tuned for more coverage on this super cool collaboration that is shining a light on a much-deserved community and culture.