USC Institutions Illuminate Latin American and Latino Art

From murals to movies, USC museums help celebrate Pacific Standard Time LA/LA.

June 13, 2017 Alicia Di Rado

If you’re in the Los Angeles area toward the end of this year and into the next, you’re in luck. The region is hosting one of its most expansive art collaborations ever, and USC is playing a big part in it.

Pacific Standard Time: LA/ LA is an ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Spearheaded by the Getty, cultural institutions are staging more than 70 exhibitions and programs linked to the theme.

One of the five USC exhibits and programs in the collaboration comes from the USC Pacific Asia Museum, which will stage the first major exhibition to explore the influence of 20th-century Latin American art and artists on contemporary Chinese art. Pieces in “Crossing Pacific: Cultural Dialogues between Latin American and Chinese Artists” will explore the effects that visiting Latino artists had in China. Works include “Sueño,” shown here, by famed Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.

Pacific Standard Time: LA/ LA starts this September and runs through January 2018; individual exhibitions’ schedules may vary. See a list of USC-specific programs here.