Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is Coming to San Diego
For the next few months, these San Diego County institutions will be part of a Getty-funded project that’s exploring Latin American art in more than 70 Southern California venues.
Undocumenta at Oceanside Museum of Art
The Mingei International Museum’s Art of the Americas pulls from the treasure trove of its own collections. You’ll see ancient figurines, jars, ear plugs, and textiles from Mayan civilizations and other indigenous communities.
September 16–February 18, 2018
While major renovations have temporarily shuttered the La Jolla location, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego downtown will present Memories of Underdevelopment, installations and objects that examine the challenging postwar period when political oppression and military dictatorships took hold in many Latin American countries.
September 17– January 21, 2018
Oceanside Museum of Art’s unDocumenta, curated by Mesa College Gallery Director Alessandra Moctezuma, focuses on art from the San Diego-Tijuana region that covers biculturalism, migration, labor issues, and human rights through the eyes of Mexican and Latino artists from both cities.
September 23–January 28, 2018
Icons of Latin American culture are on display at the San Diego Museum of Art’s Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection, the first-ever display of this group of works. It includes work by the greats (Frida and Diego, of course), alongside a visceral view of modern colonial history in Argentina, Cuba, Mexico, and other regions.
October 21–March 11, 2018
The Museum of Photographic Arts is looking across the border in Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography 2000–2015. Nineteen Mexican artists explore the diversity of modern-day Mexico against its traditional history through pictures. Be sure to attend one of the themed Community Conversations events pegged to the exhibit, like “Otherness + Cultural Identity + The Body.”
September 30–February 11, 2018