Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. will provide a wide-ranging look at the region’s modern architectural heritage, as well as the significant contributions of L.A. architects to national and global developments in architecture. It will examine a broad array of practitioners, from pioneering modernists like Richard Neutra to Pritzker Prize winners such as Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne, as well as other visionary architects who have shaped the region’s distinctive profile, including A. Quincy Jones, Whitney Rowland Smith and Eric Owen Moss. Exhibitions and related programming will explore a range of building types, from iconic modernist homes and civic landmarks such as Disney Hall, to the whimsical coffee shops and vast freeway networks that made Los Angeles the unique megalopolis it is today.
Seventeen cultural institutions in and around L.A. Exhibitions are in preparation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA); Hammer Museum; J. Paul Getty Museum; A+D Architecture and Design Museum; Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara; Kellogg University Art Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona; MAK Center for Art and Architecture; and Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). Additional programming partners include The Center for Land Use Interpretation, Community Arts Resources (CicLAvia), The Huntington Library, Los Angeles Conservancy, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Machine Project, Pasadena Heritage, and the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design.