The J. Paul Getty Trust has announced $5 million in research grants to dozens of arts institutions for LA/LA, an array of exhibitions in 2017. They'll include LACMA's show on artist Carlos Almaraz, shown shortly before his death in 1989. (Richard Schulman / Getty Images)
Getty gives $5 million to plan next PST, on Latino/Latin American art
The fruits of the planning and research that’s now underway will be harvested starting in September 2017, when Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles/Latin America begins a five-month run at museums, universities and performance spaces around the region.
The focus on Latino and Latin American art and culture is Round 3 in the Pacific Standard Time initiative that the Getty, the world’s richest visual art institution, began laying groundwork for in 2002.
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It's interesting how the grant moneys will be divided up and what will be the focus of the phases. It's an ambitious undertaking. As the article states this genre of work has not yet been properly highlighted nor quantified. I'll be interested to see what comes of this project. GL