Get ready LA, Pacific Standard Time kicks off this weekend. The $10 million Getty-funded initiative is a collaboration of more than sixty cultural institutions from across Southern California coming together to tell the story of the birth of the LA art scene during the post war era (1945-1980). It only took 11 years, but LA’s cultural institutions have pulled together to make an impressive show of creative force; an eight-month-long region-wide celebration of art it all its forms.
From pop to minimalism, oddballs to legends, San Diego to Palm Springs; there’s something for everyone. Participating galleries will present more than 125 exhibitions, 50 of which will be on view this weekend. Check out PST’s swanky site for a full list of participating institutions, a host of well-produced videos (including a great conversation between Ed Ruscha and Anthony Kiedis), a searchable map, and much more.
This initiative means different things to different people but when it’s over, one thing is for sure: the entire world will be on Pacific Standard Time. First our own design festival. Now our own arts-travaganza. You see, world? Los Angeles does have culture. Take that New York!