Architecture Month in LA – Overdrive at the Getty Center


Overdrive/Getty CenterIf you have a yen for our city’s unusual and fascinating structures – from buildings to freeways –  the next three months present rich opportunities for exploring how the modern art of architecture has rose up over the past fifty years around Los Angeles.

Remember the citywide arts initiative called Pacific Standard Time? The Getty continues their exploration of LA’s emergent arts culture by examining how “the region’s modern architectural heritage and the significant contributions of L.A. architects to national and global developments in architecture.”  With programming that starts in April and runs only through July, and focused on May as “Architecture Month” Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A. will celebrate everything from our complex freeway systems, to influential architects, to the ways in which citizens use their city.

The show Overdrive opens at the Getty Center on April 9 and runs through July 21 and explores the relationship between the tremendous growth in our city and the structures that grew up to support it. An Ed Rusha photography show will accompany this exhibit.

And, click here for a diverse list of over 12 other exhibits and events to which the Getty has provided funding in relation to this initiative, including CicLAvia, a trio of Mozart concerts at the LA Phil, an exhibit about Frank Gehry’s work at MOCA and