Latin America’s Golden Kingdoms Greet L.A.


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The Getty Museum‘s citywide exhibit “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” kicks off this month, marking the third iteration of the program, which began in 2011.

The multi-museum and multi-gallery shows, funded by the Getty Foundation, examine cross-cultural relations, this year focusing on Los Angeles and Latin America. Installations primarily showcase contemporary art but with “Golden Kingdoms: Luxury and Legacy in the Ancient Americas,” at the Getty Museum from mid-September through January, the focus is on pre-Columbian artistic practices.

Some 300 masterworks–an octopus frontlet (above), a carved turquoise shield, a gold Aztec serpent labret–explore luxury arts made between 1,000 B.C. and the early 16th century. The exhibit considers how these delicate objects helped foster the exchange of ideas across South America, Central America and Mexico.