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Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the Getty-led exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles -- all showcased at more than museums and other institutions throughout Southern California. We're collecting all of our coverage on exhibitions, performances and other events here, so keeping checking back for the latest.

Pop-up show ProyectosLA brings provocative work from 18 Latin American galleries to L.A.

An old industrial building in Chinatown harbors the pop-up exhibition Proyectos LA, which features art work from all over the continent.

Mining Mexican cinema for its music: How songs and scores lend power to the picture

Daniela Michel, director of the Morelia Film Festival in Mexico City and co-curator of the L.A. Phil's recent "Noche de Cine," talks about songs and scores that have provided movies some of their Mexican-ness.

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Café Tacvba and the L.A. Phil find the sweet spot between Latin rock and orchestral elegance

Paired with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic, the pioneering Mexican rock band Café Tacvba revealed it's still finding ways to evolve and grow at an electrifying performance Sunday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Nearly a century later, a video artist follows Frank Lloyd Wright's Mayan footsteps

As part of “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” video artist Clarissa Tossin delivers “Ch’u Mayaa (Maya Blue),” featuring dancer Crystal Sepúlveda on the grounds of Wright's landmark Hollyhock House.

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Artist's simulated banana grove is a stinking indictment of American corporate greed

Part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, “Video Art in Latin America” at LAXART includes a pungent video installation by Colombian artist José Alejandro Restrepo.

Object Lesson: What Elsa Flores’ painting of Carlos Almaraz reveals about a marriage of artists

In the '80s, L.A. artists Elsa Flores and Carlos Almaraz painted side-by-side. A show at Craig Krull explores their relationship.

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'Kinesthesia' exhibit in Palm Springs spotlights kinetic art in breathtaking new dimensions

The Palm Springs Art Museum's “Kinesthesia: Latin American Kinetic Art, 1954-1969” delivers a smart examination of a genre often written off as gimmick.

With raw eggs and a roomful of clay, Anna Maria Maiolino makes unsentimental art about being a woman

Facing dictatorship and womanhood: A large scale survey of Brazilian artist Anna Maria Maiolino's work at MOCA will cover five decades of work.

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'Radical Women' at the Hammer Museum is a startling show you need to see, maybe twice

The Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibition opens with a blast of energy so powerful that it will stop you in your tracks, then propel you through a mammoth show of surprises.

After 27 years in a warehouse, a once-censored mural rises in L.A.'s Union Station

Barbara Carrasco’s mural "L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective (1981)" was sentenced to a life in storage because she addressed the ugly treatment of Los Angeles' communities of color. Now, it's on view at Union Station.

Oaxacalifornia dreaming: L.A. library mural project looks at a visual language that transcends borders

Two young artists from the Mexican collective Tlacolulokos have created murals for L.A.'s Central Library, exploring indigenous culture and the common visual imagery between north and south.

The godfather of Chicano art — and the son who's keeping his memory alive

The late Chicano muralist Emigdio Vasquez and his Orange County murals live on, partly thanks to a restoration project that's part of a Pacific Standard Time exhibition at Chapman University.

Hollywood in Havana: Film posters by Cuban graphic artists are love letters to American cinema

An exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, shows five decades of film posters: Alfred Hitchcock, Jerry Lewis, and "Que Paso Con Baby Jane?"

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The global economy, summed up in these two bubble machines

The L.A. gallery Regen Projects opens a show about what happens when art, and people, blur borders, cross boundaries and defy easy definitions.

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'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' as Latin-flavored art installation

At the Freedman Fitzpatrick gallery in L.A., the Brazilian artist known as f.marquespenteado has staged a fantasy at the intersection of Hollywood and the Mexican diaspora.

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The mystery of an artist only deepens: The remarkable drawings of Martín Ramírez at DTLA's new museum

ICA LA presents a marvelous show featuring the late artist, institutionalized for more than 30 years for mental incapacity.

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How artist Camilo Ontiveros acquired the belongings of a DACA deportee and what he did with them

A sculpture by Camilo Ontiveros on view at LACMA is crafted from the belongings of a DACA deportee. How that piece came to be

From Donald Duck to Donald Trump, an unprecedented look at Latin American art holds up a mirror to the U.S.

PST: LA/LA's Latino and Latin American themed exhibitions are landing in SoCal at a poignant political moment. They promise to hold up an interesting mirror to U.S. society.

Did you spot the egg-shaped museum named NuMu cruising L.A.? Next stop: LACMA

An egg-shaped museum from Guatemala called NuMu landed in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The Times took it out for a spin.

How Mexico's súper rudas 'Radical Women' are rewriting the history of Latin American art

The artists of the Hammer Museum's PST LA/LA show "Radical Women" come together for a conversation about art, feminism and current politics, which echo the turbulent '70s era from which they emerged.

Firecrackers, a striptease scandal and more moments of change from the Hammer's 'Radical Women'

How did Mexico's women artists bust through the male-dominated art establishment? Artists in the Hammer Museum's PST: LA/LA exhibition “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-85" talk about it.

In life and on canvas, the 'tragic explosions' and L.A. dreamscapes of artist Carlos Almaraz

Collected by Cheech Marin but largely unknown to the public, the late L.A. artist Carlos Almaraz gets his first major American museum exhibition at LACMA as part of Pacific Standard Time: L.A./L.A.

Free museum admission day announced for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

More than 50 museums in Southern California will offer free admission on Sept. 17 in celebration of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

More than 65 art galleries to join PST LA/LA museum exhibitions with Latino and Latin American shows

Commercial galleries around Southern California will feature Latino-themed shows for the Getty-funded PST LA/LA museum-led initiative.

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Pacific Standard Time exhibition at the Fowler traces the power of sacred plants in Brazil

The Fowler Museum at UCLA unrolls the first of its Pacific Standard Time exhibitions: "Lineage Through Landscape: Tracing Egun in Brazil by Fran Siegel."

Grand Avenue is getting color: Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez's street installation at the Broad for PST: LA/LA

Carlos Cruz-Diez will take over the crosswalks outside the museum with a lively geometric pattern installed by area high school students.

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Graciela Iturbide talks about going viral, L.A. cholos and shooting Frida Kahlo's bathroom

Mexican photographer has produced some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. Her work will appear in three PST: LA/LA shows across SoCal.

Argentine slums and a Unabomber cabin: How 'Home' at LACMA rethinks ideas about Latin American art

The latest Pacific Standard Time series kicks off with "Home" at LACMA, which will feature a re-creation of the Unabomber cabin by Daniel Joseph Martinez.

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