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LA/LA Announces Free Day and Public Programming

More than 50 museums throughout Southern California will offer free admission on Sunday, September 17, in celebration of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA launch week, supported by Presenting Sponsor Bank of America. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA involves more than 70 cultural institutions, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and from Los Angeles to Palm Springs, participating in a vibrant and diverse array of exhibitions, public events and performances that explore Latin American and Latino art. A list of Free Day participating institutions is available at pacificstandardtime.org/freeday.

"Thanks to Bank of America's generous support, there are even more opportunities for audiences to engage with Latin American and Latino art across the region" said Jim Cuno, president of the J. Paul Getty Trust. "We are excited for Southern Californians and visitors alike to experience the breadth and depth of exhibitions and programs that will be part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA and to have this opportunity to visit many of our partner museums at no cost."

"We're proud to be able to support PST: LA/LA Free Day on Sunday, September 17, as a way to jumpstart the official launch of this exciting project, and to be on board once again as Presenting Sponsor of this extraordinary collaboration," said Raul Anaya, President, Bank of America of Greater Los Angeles. "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."

In addition to Free Day, hundreds of public programs and special events will be presented by Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA partners from September 14, 2017 through January 2018 as part of the initiative, with ongoing information available at pacificstandardtime.org/events. As diverse as the exhibitions themselves, events range from Mexican cooking demonstrations to pyrotechnic performances. Highlights include:

  • Free public Launch Party to celebrate the start of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from noon - 10pm at Grand Park. The event will include a performance by Ori at 12pm; a performance by DJ Cee Brown, accompanied by Aponte, at 6 pm; and Quantic Live at 8:30pm. The event will also feature food, drink, activities, giveaways, and several ways to plan your PST: LA/LA itinerary, including a pop-up installation and social space, and the PST: LA/LA Mobile, which will feature a customizable selfie station and interactive technology to get a sneak peek at the many cultural institutions and works of art to be discovered during PST: LA/LA.
  • A ticketed celebratory concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, September 17, featuring the Mexico City alt-rock band Café Tacvba, L.A.'s own Grammy®-award winning La Santa Cecilia, and Chilean songstress Mon Laferte. For tickets, please visit: www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/cafe-tacvba-la-santa-cecilia-mon-laferte/2017-09-17.
  • Demonstrations and workshops such as "Flavors of Mexico," at the Skirball Cultural Center, a three-session adult education class (Oct 24, Nov 14, Dec 12) exploring regional cuisines of Mexico with some of L.A.'s best-known chefs through talk/demos, tastings, and hands-on participation.
  • Performance art programs such as a pyrotechnic performance with artist Adela Goldbarb on Saturday, November 18 at Bixby Plaza, Pomona College, where the artist will create, then activate and destroy, ephemeral sculptures to reference acts of political violence.
  • Artist-led exhibition tours including of Circles and Circuits at the California African American Museum with artists Nicole Awai and Andrea Chung on Friday, September 15, and at the Chinese American Museum with artists Margaret Chen, Maria Lau, and Cisco Merel Choy on Saturday, September 16 (both institutions are donation based)
  • Conversations, lectures and panels, such as a discussion featuring HoWard Fox, Hal Glicksman, Cheech Marin and others at the Bing Theater in LACMA, hosted with UC-Irvine in celebration of their exhibition Aztlán to Magulandia: the Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert "Magu" Luján.
  • Free family and community activities including the Los Angeles Library Foundation's (LFLA) celebration of Oaxacan culture at the Los Angeles Central Library on Saturday, September 16 for the grand opening ofVisualizing Language: Oaxaca in L.A, with music, tours and a workshop with artist collective Tlacolulokos; and an afternoon of community art workshops for the whole family, music and food at Self Help Graphics & Arts to celebrate the opening of Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present and Future on Sunday, September 17.

Additionally, PST: LA/LA partners outside of greater Los Angeles are collaborating to present special regional programs over weekends throughout the course of the initiative. These will kick off with South Bay & Long Beach onSeptember 23-24, where participating museums, including the Ben Maltz Gallery at the Otis College of Art and Design, ESMoA, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Torrance Art Museum, Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) and University Art Museum at CSU Long Beach, will present special programs of dance, performance, film, gallery talks and more. Visitors will be able to hop on and off free shuttles that stop at each location throughout the weekend. For more information visit: pstsouthbaylongbeachhub.org. Regional weekend collaborations will also take place in Santa Barbara & Ventura (October 21-22), Inland Cities (November 18-19), and San Diego (November 23-26).

Support for Pacific Standard Time:
Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty. The presenting sponsor is Bank of America.

Lead Sponsors
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Leadership Council, California Community Foundation, Design Miami, The James Irvine Foundation, Jose Cuervo® Reserva de la Familia®, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Montage Beverly Hills, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., South Coast Plaza, Terra Foundation for American Art

Additional Support Provided By
Accenture, GRoW @ Annenberg, The Herb Alpert Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. James Ukropina, The Rose Hills Foundation, Weingart Foundation

Media Partners
Jezebel/Fusion, Los Angeles Magazine

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.



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