Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in LA

Department of Water and Power Building Corner with Fountains, 1965. Photo: Julias Shulman. © J. Paul Getty Trust.

Calling all architecture buffs: Through July, 11 exhibitions and related projects across Greater Los Angeles are celebrating the Southland’s rich post–World War II architectural heritage and legacy as part of the Getty Research Institute initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in LA.

In the collaborative spirit of last year’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A., 1945–1980, area cultural institutions including the Hammer Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art showcase the region’s innovative and iconic modernist residential and commercial architecture and urban planning, as well as many of its most influential practitioners, such as Frank Gehry and Richard Neutra. Among the wide-ranging exhibits are the Getty Center’s Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990 and In Focus: Ed Ruscha, on view beginning April 9. All participating venues listed online.


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