It’s “Time” for the Arts 

After months of hype about an extraordinary arts undertaking, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a Getty initiative, has arrived. The exhibit joins together more than 70 cultural institutions for an ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art and its synergy with Los Angeles. Exhibitions and programs will take place through January 2018 at galleries, museums, and exhibition spaces from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and from Los Angeles to Palm Springs.

Read on for some highlights, then check PacificStandardTime.org for additional information.

Photo Courtesy of The Broad

Commissioned by The Broad, Carlos Cruz-Diez’s original work, Couleur Additive, will bring art from inside a museum’s traditional walls out into the community. The exhibit will be showcased at four crosswalks at the intersection of West Second Street and Grand Avenue. On view through January 1, 2018

Francisco Artigas and Fernando Luna, House at 131 Rocas, Jardines del Pedregal, Mexico City, 1966, photograph by Fernando and Roberto Luna, 1966, courtesy of Fernando Luna, © Roberto and Fernando Luna

Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985 is the first exhibition to explore the full range of design and architecture dialogues between California and Mexico from 1915 to 1985. On view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art through April 1, 2018

Ear Ornament Depicting a Warrior, 640–680, Moche culture; gold, turquoise, wood. Museo Tumbas Reales de Sipán, Lambayeque, Peru, MNTRS-77-INC-02; S/T1-O:2. Ministerio de Cultura del Perú. Photo: Juan Pablo Murrugarra Villanueva

Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas traces the development of gold-working and other luxury arts in the ancient Americas from approximately 1000 BC to the arrival of the Europeans in the early 16th century.  On view at the Getty Center through January 28, 2018

Don’t Miss These Other Exhibitions!

At the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibit, you can experience six of Kusama’s infinity rooms—the artist’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments—alongside large-scale installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present. The traveling exhibition marks the North American debut of numerous new works by the 88-year-old artist, who is still actively creating in her Tokyo studio. On view from October 21, 2017 through January 1, 2018 at The Broad

If you’ve never been to the Los Angeles Public Library, you’re missing a circa-1926 local icon that fittingly ranks in the National Register of Historic Places. The spectacular Central Library, with its soaring rotunda and monumental art deco exterior, makes it a significant treasure of the city’s historic downtown. Free docent tours are given daily, and be sure to check ALOUD, the Library Foundation’s celebrated literary series of conversations, readings, and performances. Visit Lapl.org for more information.

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