Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles / Latin American, a long-standing art initiative led by The Getty Foundation, returns this week with a launch big enough to satisfy any art enthusiast. Involving more than 60 cultural institutions across Southern California; PST: LA/LA features a series of art exhibitions and related programming thematically tied to Latin American and Latino art.
To celebrate the return of the major regional initiative PST: LA/ LA is kicking off its festivities with a launch party at Grand Park on Thursday, Sept. 14 from noon to 10 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will feature an exhilarating lineup of live music, dance performances and interactive workshops. To get to Grand Park, take the Red Line or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station.
The celebration continues on Sept. 17 during “PST: LA/LA Free Day,” where you’ll be able to enjoy FREE admission to over 50 participating museums — many of which are Metro accessible, including:
Los Angeles Central Library:
Take the Red, Purple, Blue or Expo Line to 7th/Metro; then walk northeast on S Flower Street toward Wilshire Boulevard.
Japanese American National Museum:
Take the Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station; then cross Alameda St.
Self Help Graphics & Art:
Take the Gold Line to Pico/Aliso Station; then walk east on E 1st St. toward S Utah St.
California African American Museum:
Take the Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station.
18th Street Arts Center:
Take the Expo Line to 17th St/SMC Station; then walk southeast toward Colorado Avenue.
Several Metro commissioned artists will also be involved in upcoming PST: LA/LA exhibitions, including a retrospective exploring artist Gilbert “Magu” Luján’s journey as a Chicano artist. The exhibit will feature artwork he created for Hollywood/Vine Station and we’ll have more details closer to the opening date.
PST: LA/LA will run from September 2017 through January 2018; click here for a complete guide to upcoming exhibitions and related programming.