A free museum day?
Dozens of Southern California institutions regularly hold a special, pay-nothing event each month, a popular event that falls upon a designated day.
But when over 50 art, history, and cultural museums come together on the same pay-nothing, come-visit day, you can bet something truly special is afoot.
Such a day is just ahead, on Sunday, Sept. 17, and that something truly special? It's the launch of "... a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles."
It's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a much-anticipated experience that kicks off with a free launch bash at Grand Park on Thursday Sept. 14, just a few days ahead of the free museum day, which, as mentioned, is on Sunday, Sept. 17.
The admission-waived museum day on the 17th is made possible by Bank of America.
As for where to go? The museum participant list is long and geographically diverse: Skirball Cultural Center, The Annenberg Space for Photography, California African American Museum, Autry Museum of the American West, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, and the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center are all on board for this wide-of-vision art happening.
Exhibits include Relational Undercurrents: Contemporary Art of the Caribbean Archipelago at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach and Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell at the Vincent Price Museum.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA that will run from September 2017 to January 2018. The Getty Foundation provided over $16 million in grant money for the large-scoped project.
Those four months should give those art mavens who want to take in every single piece of the experience ample time to visit all of the destinations on the list. But, again, with over 50 places involved, starting as soon as Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA debuts is a smart and rewarding plan.