Getty Plans ‘Pacific Standard Time’ for Modern Architecture

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If, like The Observer, you enjoyed the Getty’s 2011 Pacific Standard Time initiative, and are looking for an excuse to return to Southern California (love visiting, couldn’t live there, as they say!), you are in luck. The Getty announced today that a new project focused on the area’s modern architecture, “Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A.,” is in the works.

The nine planned exhibitions, which will receive grants from the Getty, will appear at Los Angeles-area museums from April to July 2013. There are a bevy of institutions taking part in the shows and programming. The full list, from the news release reads as follows:

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA); Hammer Museum; A+D Architecture and Design Museum; Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara; Kellogg University Art Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona; MAK Center for Art and Architecture; and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Additional programming partners include the Center for Land Use Interpretation, Community Art Resources, Inc., The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, the Los Angeles Conservancy, Machine Project, Pasadena Heritage, and the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.

Among the scheduled offerings are “A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California” at the Museum of Contemporary Art and “Reconsidering LACMA: Peter Zumthor and the Presence of the Past.” (Mr. Zumthor has been retained to redesign LACMA’s campus.)

No doubt Ice Cube is looking forward to it. Getty Plans ‘Pacific Standard Time’ for Modern Architecture