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Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of arts institutions across Southern California, each presenting thematically linked exhibitions and programs designed to celebrate the region's vibrant cultural history. Pacific Standard Time is an initiative of the Getty with partners that include a broad array of institutions — from the area's largest museums to smaller museums and community-based cultural organizations. Each Pacific Standard Time iteration-both large-scale and smaller events-focuses on a critical aspect of Southern California's pivotal role in the history of art and architecture.

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Past Initiatives

Pacific Standard Time:
Art in L.A. 1945-1980

From October 2011 to April 2012, more than 60 organizations presented exhibitions and programs that told the story of the rise of the L.A. art scene in a landmark regional collaboration.

Pacific Standard Time Presents:
Modern Architecture in L.A.

This iteration of Pacific Standard Time celebrated Southern California's lasting impact on modern architecture with exhibitions and programs presented by 17 area cultural institutions from April through September 2013.