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Getty's Next Pacific Standard Time Project To Span L.A.-Latin America

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Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 12:50 PM
click to enlarge Image of surboard pioneer Bob Simmons from Pacific Standard Time. - COURTESY JOHN ELWELL
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  • Image of surboard pioneer Bob Simmons from Pacific Standard Time.

Pacific Standard Time, that wide-ranging and largely successful program of left coast, postwar art, will be reprised in 2017 with another ambitious show:

This one, the J. Paul Getty Trust announced today, will reach south of the border. It will be called "Pacific Standard Time: L.A./L.A.," for Los Angeles/Latin America.

The idea, say Getty folks, is to explore L.A.'s significant and historical connections to Latin America. Getty President and CEO Jim Cuno:

Ever since its founding in 1781 as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles, our city has had deep roots in Latin America making it a nexus of cultural creativity between North and South. ... This renewed collaboration by the Pacific Standard Time partners creates the opportunity for a concentrated examination of Latin American visual arts in all their diversity.

Cuno says the show will begin now with research grants given to "planning partners." "Research was crucial to the success of the Pacific Standard Time ... ," adds Getty Foundation director Deborah Marrow.

But if you thought that Pacific Standard Time was on hiatus for four years -- oh hell no. Art shall envelop you now and forever.

The Getty announced that Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. opens in April and will feature 11 exhibitions and several other related events through July.

The original Pacific Standard Time went from October, 2011 to April, 2012 and featured 68 exhibitions from San Diego to Santa Barbara.

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