In case you haven’t heard, Southern California is currently playing host to Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980. This ambitious six-month long exhibition celebrating mid-century design and post war art opened in late September and runs through March 2012. More than 60 institutions in Southern California are participating in the event, which will also include a ten-day Performance and Public Art Festival in January. Their latest promotional video features rap artist Ice Cube (confession time – I think ‘Straight Outta Compton’ is one of the best records of the ’80s) who briefly talks about studying architecture drafting before he turned his attention to music and discusses L.A. landmarks. Ice Cube’s sincere appreciation for the design of Ray and Charles Eames is apparent in this great video.
If you happen to live in Southern California or are planning to visit there soon stop by the Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945 – 1980website for information on where you can see some of the exhibits and attend events.