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Getty Foundation Awards $8.45 Million In Grants for Pacific Standard Time

In celebration of Latin American art, the Getty Foundation announced today that it will award $8.45 million in exhibition grants to forty-three cultural organizations in Southern California for participating in “LA/LA”—the second edition of the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time. The latest iteration will run from September 2017 through January 2018.

The venues will collaborate on a range of programming that will focus on exploring Latin American and Latino art. There will be solo shows such as Chicano artist Carlos Almaraz at LACMA, Brazilian artist Valeska Soares at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, as well as broad surveys such as the Hammer Museum’s “Radical Women in Latin American Art, 1960–1985.”

Director of the Getty Foundation Deborah Marrow said that all of the initiative’s exhibitions “are grounded in significant original research carried out by teams of curators—including scholars, artists, and critics—in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.” They will highlight ancient works as well as contemporary art.

President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust James Cuno said, “This will be a celebration of our region’s global culture, of art that deserves to be better known by a vast and diverse audience.”

The first Pacific Standard Time, called Art in LA “1945–1980,” launched in October 2011 and included sixty cultural institutions.

Click here to read the full list of participants in this year’s edition.