An arts celebration beyond borders

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art. Led by the Getty, it is a collaboration of over 70 arts institutions across Southern California.

Bank of America is the presenting sponsor for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, which consists of a series of thematically linked exhibitions and programs highlighting different aspects of Latin American and Latino art from the ancient world to the present day.

Bank of America believes that the arts matter both as an invaluable way to break down barriers and bring people together as well as an economic driver

Janet Lamkin

With themes such as luxury arts in the pre-Columbian Americas, 20th century AfroBrazilian art, alternative spaces in Mexico City, and boundary-crossing practices of Latino artists, the exhibitions range from monographic studies of individual artists to broad surveys that cut across numerous countries.

“Bank of America believes that the arts matter both as an invaluable way to break down barriers and bring people together as well as an economic driver,” said Janet Lamkin, California State President at Bank of America. “For example, as the presenting sponsor, investments like ours in the previous Getty PST exhibit in 2012 generated $280 million in economic activity for the region and created nearly 2,500 jobs in what was the biggest cultural event of that season.”

While the main focus of the exhibitions involve the visual arts, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will include music, performance, literature, and even cuisine. This is a five month, multifaceted event that will transform Los Angeles and Southern California as well as broaden understanding of modern and contemporary art.

“In line with the bank’s effort to have more courageous conversations amongst employees and the community, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA will implicitly raise complex and provocative issues about present-day relations throughout the Americas and the rapidly changing social and cultural fabric of Southern California,” said Lamkin.

Embracing organizations of all sizes and types — from the largest to the smallest museums, from university galleries to performing arts centers — Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions and programs will take place across Southern California, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, from Santa Monica to Palm Springs.

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA runs from September 2017 to January 2018.

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