In September 2017 the Getty launched Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, an exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. The initiative continued—and increased the size and scope of—the unprecedented collaboration of cultural institutions across Southern California that began with the launch in 2011 of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980. Supported by the Getty Foundation with grants totaling $16.3 million, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA involved the partnership of approximately 80 cultural and educational organizations across the region, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and from LA to Palm Springs.

Nadin Ospina, Chac Mool III, 1999
 
The collaboration featured dozens of exhibitions, public programs, workshops, and symposia, as well as a dedicated performing arts component that included the LA Phil and the Music Center. Exhibitions ranged from monographic studies of individual artists to broad surveys that cut across geographic regions and time periods. The initiative generated significant research on topics as diverse as luxury objects in the pre-Columbian Americas, 20th-century Afro-Brazilian art, and "renegade" alternative spaces in Mexico City.


Top image: Echo Park II, III, Carlos Almaraz. Collection of Paul Hastings LLP. Artwork © The Carlos Almaraz Estate 2014