Southern California museums feature Latin American art


Vista L.A. is checking out museums and other art exhibits throughout the Southland that feature some of the most exciting Latin American artwork.

Pacific Standard Time/The Getty
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is an ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. While the exhibitions will mainly focus on the visual arts, the programs will ultimately expand to touch on music, performance, literature and even cuisine. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA exhibitions will take place at museums and institutions across Southern California.

The Broad Museum’s Crosswalk Installation
Another one of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’s art installations brings a striking splash of color to a busy downtown LA crosswalk. The Broad commissioned this installation of Carlos Cruz-Diez’s original work, Couleur Additive, just outside its main entrance at 2nd and Grand. Since 1975, Cruz-Diez has applied his research on color by producing large-scale “ephemeral interventions” on crosswalks and walkways around the world, bringing art from inside a museum’s traditional walls out into the community. Through his use of crosswalks and walkways, the public becomes participants in and co-authors of the artwork as they interact with and move through them at various times of day. “A work of art in the public space is magical in that people take possession of and become fond of it,” said the artist.

Day of the Dead Artist Ricardo Soltero
Día de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery was envisioned for the purpose of providing an authentic venue in which this ancient tradition could be genuinely observed, celebrated and preserved. At the heart of this sacred event are the meticulously individually-crafted altars and spiritual shrines. These dazzling private tributes and…

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