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WEEKEND Art Event: Pacific Standard Time at LA Plaza and The Getty

Celebrate art in Los Angeles with two exhibits this weekend.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is presenting Lasting Legacies of the Chicano Art Movement Dec. 17 to 18 during the Pacific Standard Times Downtown Weekend.

Attend the two-day celebration of the contributions of Chicano art in LA with cultural activities, art workshops, print-making, conversations with the artists and music inspired by the Chicano art movement of the ‘60s and ‘70s.

LA Plaza’s LA Starts Here! exhibit comes to life as Chicano artists and friends give voice to a place in time, and connect visitors with the Chicano art movement’s impact on LA history.

LA Plaza is located at 501 N. Main St, L.A. 90012 (across from Olvera St). For more information go to http://www.lapca.org, or call (888) 488-8083.

Members of the Los Angeles Free Music Society testing Pyramid Headphones, 1976. Photograph (c) 1976 Fredrik Nielsen, All Rights Reserved.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Getty Center presents In Focus: Los Angeles, 1945–1980 in conjunction with the region-wide Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A initiative.

The exhibition includes 30 photographs from Museum’s permanent & from artists whose careers are defined by their association with the city, and runs through May 6, 2012.

The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Dr. LA, 90049. Admission to the Getty Center is free; parking $15. Shuttle access only. For visitor information, see information on planning a visit or call (310) 440-7300.