When the many-headed exhibition extravaganza “Pacific Standard Time” opens in October 2011, some 40 Southern California museums and nonprofit galleries will offer shows focusing in one manner or another on the origins of the art scene here, from 1945 to 1980.

Since the first news conference in 2008, it has been clear that “Pacific Standard Time” is easily the biggest collaboration that Southern California museums have undertaken. Now that collaboration is getting even bigger, thanks to two new initiatives.

The Getty Trust, which has been coordinating and funding the project through its different branches, has confirmed there will be a performance and public art festival scheduled for nine days at the end of January 2012.

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Jori Finkel
Los Angeles Times

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