Southern California to become major travel destination in Fall 2024 when Getty launches PST ART: 'Art & Science Collide,' the largest art project in the United States

The Broad. Photo by Benny Chan. ©Benny Chang.
The Broad. Photo by Benny Chan. ©Benny Chang.
The Broad. Photo by Benny Chan. ©Benny Chang.

Presented throughout Los Angeles and from San Diego to Palm Springs, and featuring more than 60 exhibitions, plus performance series and public programs Venues include the iconic Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, La Brea Tar Pits, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Birch Aquarium, Palm Springs Art Museum, Museum of Jurassic Technology, Hammer Museum, and Getty Center, among many others

WHAT Southern California’s landmark arts event PST ART—previously known as Pacific Standard Time—returns in September 2024. Making for the largest art event in the United States, dozens of cultural, scientific, and community organizations will collaborate on PST ART: Art & Science Collide to present more than 60 unique exhibitions. Together they will explore the fascinating intersections of art and science—past, present, and in the imaginable future—from biotechnology to sustainable agriculture and from ancient cosmologies to Indigenous sci-fi. PST ART will also incorporate a dazzling spectrum of public programs throughout Southern California ranging from cutting-edge performing arts commissions to rocket launches, and from participatory art projects and lively discussions to a free outdoor art and science family festival.

WHERE This edition of PST ART will be the most far-reaching to date, bringing together cultural, educational, and scientific institutions large and small—throughout Los Angeles and from San Diego to Palm Springs—to offer a global panorama of the interplay between art and science. Among them are civic institutions such as LACMA, the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County, and the San Diego Museum of Art; museums such as The Broad and MOCA; academic institutions including the California Institute of Technology and SCI-Arc; university-affiliated museums and galleries such as the Hammer Museum at UCLA and UCR Arts at UC Riverside; organizations working at the convergence of contemporary art, science, and education including Fathomers and the Beall Center for Art + Technology at UC Irvine; world-renowned scientific institutions, such as Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and performing arts organizations including L.A. Dance Project, The Music Center, the LA Phil, REDCAT, and UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance.

WHEN PST ART exhibitions and programs will begin in September 2024 and continue through February 2025.

PAST EDITIONS OF PST ART Art & Science Collide follows Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA (September 2017–January 2018), which presented a paradigm-shifting examination of Latin American and Latinx art, and Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980 (October 2011–March 2012), which rewrote the history of the birth and impact of the LA art scene. PST ART is a Getty initiative.

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