The Massive, 70-Venue, 1,100-Artist, Months-Long Art Extravaganza Taking Over Southern California

The stats for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA are staggering: over 1,100 artists; 70 venues spread out over hundreds of miles; with exhibitions, events, performances and programs lasting four months or more. In short, it’s a doozy.

But though stunning in its range and breadth, PST:LA/LA (as its friends call it) is about much more than numbers. The latest iteration of L.A.’s occasional Pacific Standard Time series (the last one was in 2013) showcases art, culture and experiences connecting Southern California and Latin America (LA/LA = Los Angeles/Latin America, get it?). It’s rare to see such comprehensive coverage: Pre-Hispanic and Colonial, abstract, design and architecture, photography, print-making, film and performance art.

The featured artists and influencers hail from nearly 20 countries south of the border, alongside Hispanic and Latino artists working in the U.S. and Europe. Venues span Santa Barbara to San Diego to the north and south, and L.A. by the ocean to Palm Springs in the desert. Some of the venues are world-famous, like L.A.’s Getty Center, Broad Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and San Diego’s leading museums. Others are in smaller galleries in universities and art centers, and hands-on workshops.

Read the full story, including the venues I’ve visited so far, on my Forbes site.