On May 6, 2014 the Getty Foundation announced $5 million in research grants given to arts institutions across Southern California for research and planning of an ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art called Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. On March 30, 2016 another $8.5 million in exhibition implementation grants were announced. Scheduled to open in September 2017, the new collaboration will present over fifty exhibitions and programs in venues from San Diego to Santa Barbara. The UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center (CSRC) is one of five planning partners for this initiative.

For Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, the CSRC received major support for the exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing  on view June 11- October 15, 2017 and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Home will feature works from the 1950s to the present by U.S. Latino and Latin American artists exploring the idea of “home.”  The CSRC is collaborating on two additional exhibitions for PST: LA/LA:  LA RAZA, opening September 16 at the Autry Museum of the American West, and Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell on view September 16, 2017 - February 10, 2018 at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College.

Additionally, the CSRC lent materials from its collections to the following PST: LA/LA exhibitions:

Memorias del Subdesarrollo:
El Giro Descolonial en el Arte de America Latina,1960–1985
El Museo Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
March 22 - September 9, 2018
¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals under Siege
California Historical Society, San Francisco, California
April 7 - September 16, 2018
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, Los Angeles, California
September 23, 2017 - February 27, 2018
Mundos Alternos: Art and Science Fiction in the Americas
ARTSblock, Riverside, California
September 16, 2017 - February 4, 2018
The US/Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility
Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California
September 10, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Axis Mundo: Queer Chicano Networks in L.A.
Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, New York
205 Hudson Gallery & Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery
June 22–August 19, 2018
ONE Gallery and MOCA Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, California
September 9 - December 31, 2017

For more information about Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, visit the Getty Foundation site or


“More Funding for Pacific Standard Time Art Exhibitions for 2017”
The forthcoming CSRC-organized exhibition Home—So Different, So Appealing was mentioned in this story on the second round of implementation grants given for exhibitions in the Getty arts initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
The New York Times, March 30, 2016 (PDF)

"Getty Foundation to Issue $8.5 Million in Grants for Latino and Latin American-Themed Shows across SoCal”

The Los Angeles Times covered the announcement of new implementation grants given by the Getty Foundation for organizations participating in the Getty arts initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2016 (PDF)

“Latino and Latin American Artists to Meet in Pacific Standard Time”
The Art Newspaper covered the latest round of implementation grants for institutions participating in the Getty arts initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The article discusses the exhibition organized by the CSRC and co-curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas (LACMA), Mari Carmen Ramirez (MFAH), and CSRC director Chon A. Noriega.
The Art Newspaper, March 30, 2016 (PDF)

"Art Historians Share Progress on Exhibitions for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA"
The Getty blog Iris reports on the first progress presentations by PST curators since the grants were announced in May.
The Getty Iris, October 15, 2014 (PDF)
“Getty Awards $150,000 to Vincent Price Art Museum”
The Vincent Price Art Museum received a grant of $150,000 to put toward research and planning two exhibitions for the Getty initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. One of the exhibitions, a retrospective on Chicana artist Laura Aguilar, will be undertaken in collaboration with the CSRC.
ELAC Campus News, May 21, 2014 (PDF)
“UCLA Receives $685,000 in Grants from Getty Foundation”
The UCLA Newsroom reported that the CSRC, Fowler Museum, Hammer Museum, and Film and Television Archive each received grants from the Getty Foundation to research and plan exhibitions for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
UCLA Newsroom, May 19, 2014 (PDF)
“Are U.S. Art Museums Finally Taking Latin American Art Seriously?”
A web exclusive in ARTnews commenting on the increasing number of exhibitions featuring Latino and Chicano artists that are being hosted by U.S. museums. The story mentions the CSRC’s forthcoming show for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
ARTnews, May 15, 2014 (PDF)
“Getty Announced $5M in Grants for ‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’”
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was interviewed on Take Two, a news and culture program on KPCC 89.3 FM, concerning the new arts initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. To listen to the broadcast, click here.
Take Two, May 7, 2014 (Selected excerpts are in the attached PDF)
“Latino Art Push Takes Shape”
CSRC director Chon A. Noriega was interviewed concerning Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a new Getty initiative that will fund research for three exhibitions in 2017-18: one exhibition organized by the CSRC and two exhibitions on which the CSRC will collaborate.
Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2014 (online and print version PDFs)
Reposted in Latin Post, May 6, 2014 (PDF)
Additional coverage in The New York Times, which includes comments from CSRC visiting scholar Cecilia Fajardo-Hill.
The New York Times, May 6, 2014 (PDF)