Pacific Standard Time, LACMA honored by museum curators

This post has been corrected.

The Assn. of Art Museum Curators handed out its annual awards this week, and among the honorees were Pacific Standard Time -- the recent survey of Southern California art organized by the Getty -- and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

PST received a first-place prize in the category of outstanding catalog based on an exhibition. The award was for the catalog “Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art 1945-1980.”

The first-place prize was shared by LACMA, for the exhibition catalog “Gifts of the Sultan: The Arts of Giving at the Islamic Courts.

LACMA was also a runner-up in the same category for the catalog to the show “Contested Visions in the Spanish Colonial World.


The award for outstanding university museum exhibition went to “It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973.” The show was held at the Pomona College Museum of Art and was part of the PST festival.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art received the first-place prize for outstanding thematic exhibition for its show “The Steins Collect: Matisse, Picasso, and the Parisian Avant-Garde.” The Denver Art Museum received an award for its show ""Artist’s Eye, Artist’s Hand: American Indian Art.”

“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” the immensely popular fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, also received an award.

The award for catalog based on a permanent collection went to the Frick Collection in New York for “Fragonard’s Progress of Love.”

The full list of this year’s honorees can be found on the association’s website.

(A previous version of this post featured an incorrect description of the Gettys “Pacific Standard Time” catalog.)


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