History of Art and Architecture

HAA Students at "Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Los Angeles/Latin America)"

Between November 15-22, 2017, HAA students Maria Castro, Rebecca Giordano, Annika Johnson, Paula Kupfer, Adriana Miramontes, and Paulina Pardo traveled to Los Angeles to participate in programming related to the Getty-led initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (Los Angeles/Latin America) with Professor Jennifer Josten. Their trip was organized around a two-day tour coordinated by the Association for Latin American Art (ALAA), with which they visited PST:LA/LA exhibitions at LACMA and the Getty Museum and Research Institute guided by the curators of each exhibition. These included, among others, Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1912-1985, with curators Wendy Kaplan and Staci Steinberger; LACMA’s Ancient Americas galleries, with curator Megan O'Neil; Metropolis in Latin America, curated by Maristella Casciato; and Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985, by curator Cecilia Fajardo-Hill. Students also visited other PST:LA/LA exhibitions beyond the ALAA PST Tour that included Memories of Underdevelopment (Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego), Video Art from Latin America (LAXART), and Axé Bahia: The Power of Art in an Afro-Brazilian Metropolis (Fowler Museum). Visiting these exhibitions with HAA fellow students, Professor Josten, and other ALAA members was a unique opportunity to learn directly from curators and discuss in situ particular works with leading scholars in the field.