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San Diego Trip for Pacific Standard Time LA/LA


Join PAC·LA for an overnight visit to San Diego for a tour of several Pacific Standard Time exhibitions. Clare Kunny of ArtMuse will be our guide for the weekend.

This trip is limited to 30 participants. Cost is $275 per person, which includes museum entrance fees, happy hour and dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, bus transportation within San Diego, and our guide. Does NOT include additional meals, hotel accommodations or transportation to San Diego (additional information below). No refunds after October 21.

Itinerary as follows (subject to change)

Saturday, October 28

Members travel to San Diego on their own. Amtrak is suggested. Schedule options provided upon confirmation.

2:00 pm: Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA) for a private tour with Deborah Klotchko of the exhibition, Point/Counterpoint: Mexican Photography 2000-2015

3:30 pm: San Diego Museum of Art to see Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection and Brenda Biondo: Play.

5:00 pm: depart for visit to the home of Jennifer DeCarlo and David Hall for happy hour and to view their collection.

7:00 pm: casual dinner at Hugo's Cocina

9:00 pm: return to hotel


Sunday, October 29

10:00 am: brunch and viewing with Joseph Bellows of selected photographs from his gallery.

11:30 am: MCASD for a private tour of the exhibition, Memories of Underdevelopment Departures


Our hotel is the Westgate in downtown San Diego. We have a special rate of $187 per night plus 12.77% tax. Overnight valet parking is $40. Booking instructions will be sent with confirmation.

Medium Festival of Photography in San Diego coincides with our visit. For more information about festival programming, visit: http://mediumsandiego.org. VIP passes are available for PAC‹LA members upon request.

Point/Counterpoint features work from contemporary Mexican photographers created from 2000-2015. Presented as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, MOPA brings together nineteen artists whose images explore the political, economic, and social changes of a country that is tied to the past, yet seeking a new future.

Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection charts a trajectory from the late 1800s to the first decade of this century, showcasing the work of seminal figures from countries including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and Uruguay. Arranged in three sections—Landscape and Identity, The Avant-Garde Explosion, and Breaking Boundaries: Post 1960s Diversity & Dystopia—the show explores the modern colonial history of Latin America; the importance of landscape painting in the formation of distinctive national identities; the influence of symbolism, the Latin American role in the formation of an international style; the variety of Latin American avant-gardes including Surrealism and hard-edged Abstraction; modern depictions of indigenous peoples and customs; progress and modernity in the age of the metropolis; and transgressive challenges to prevailing artistic idioms. Among the artists featured in this exhibition are Fernando Botero, Alfredo Castañeda, Pedro Figari, Gunther Gerzso, Félix González-Torres, Frida Kahlo, Wilfredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Alfredo Ramos Martínez, Diego Rivera, Kazuya Sakai, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jesús Rafael Soto, Lino Eneas Spilimbergo, Rufino Tamayo, and Joaquín Torres-García. This first-ever display of this group of works allows Museum visitors a rare opportunity to see one of the finest collections of modern art from Latin America.

Memories of Underdevelopment examines the ways in which Latin American artists from the 1960s to the 1980s responded to the unraveling of the utopian promise of modernization after World War II, most notably in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela. In the immediate postwar period, artists had eagerly embraced the “transition to modernity,” creating a new abstract geometric language meant to capture its idealistic possibilities. As modernization failed, and political oppression and brutal military dictatorships followed, avant-garde artists increasingly abandoned abstraction and sought new ways to connect with the public, engaging directly with communities and often incorporating popular strategies from film, theater, and architecture into their work. Memories of Underdevelopment will be the first significant survey exhibition of these crucial decades and will highlight the work not only of well-known artists such as Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Pape but also lesser-known artists from Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Uruguay. In collaboration with Museo Jumex in Mexico City and the Museo de Arte de Lima.

Image: Eugenio Espinosa, Untitled (Circumstantial [12 coconuts]