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The City of West Hollywood is celebrating Pacific Standard Time: Latin America & Latino Art in Los Angeles, an initiative of the Getty, with special thematic programming called WEHO ARTES. The exhibitions hosted by ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries, LA><ART, MAK Center for Art and Architecture and LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) are supported through major grants from the Getty Foundation. All programs are supported by the City of West Hollywood's WeHo Arts program.

Ramiro Gomez 

Image: (c) 2015 Ramiro Gomez, Mulholland Drive: On the Road to David's Studio (after David Hockney's Mulholland Drive: The Road to the Studio, 1980)

AUGUST 23, 2017 - MARCH 15, 2018


In West Hollywood

West Hollywood Library, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

Ramiro Gomez and David Feldman are West Hollywood residents whose artistic partnership stems from their relationship as a couple. Gomez briefly attended the California Institute of the Arts before leaving to work as a live-in nanny with a West Hollywood family, an experience that influenced his subsequent artistic practice. David Feldman, a photographer and filmmaker, has documented many of Gomez's art installations. Exhibition Brochure

WeHo Artists Talk and Screening of 'Los Olvidados': NOVEMBER 15, 7:30PM - RSVP


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AUGUST 24 - 26, 2017


Senor Plummer's Final Fiesta

Plummer Park, Fiesta Hall, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd.

Senor Plummer's Final Fiesta is a site-specific, still-in-development, interactive theater experience that celebrates, illuminates, and magnifies the life of Eugene Plummer, the original resident of West Hollywood. Told through a patchwork of tall-tales, large-scale puppets, masks, and music, Rogue Artists Ensemble electrifies Senor Plummer's whimsical tales of early Los Angeles in a memory map of wild duals, pirates, land-grabbing, shark-riding, epic court battles, and, of course, fiestas. Each performance concludes with food and a mariachi concert with La Victoria. Please dress for walking and bring a jacket as some moments take place outdoors.







Undertow (Contracorriente)

West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd.

In celebration of Outfest's Screenwriting Lab's 20th Anniversary and in conjunction with PST:LA/LA, Outfest is excited to present the award-winning and critically-acclaimed film Contracorriente (Undertow). Miguel's (Cristian Mercado) passionate and steamy affair with local painter Santiago sates his sexual desires, but he is torn between his duty to his wife and his love for Santiago. After a tragic accident, Miguel must come to terms with his contradictory feelings, building a bold declaration of love that will set free Santiago and himself, and transform the village. Writer-director Javier Fuentes-León will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film. 


MAK Center

Image: Jaime Muñoz, Fin, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48", photo: Christopher Allen

SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 - JANUARY 14, 2018


How to Read El Pato Pascual: Disney's Latin America and Latin America's Disney

Schindler House, 835 N Kings Road

Over 150 works by 48 Latin American artists investigates and challenges nearly 100 years of cultural influence between Latin America and Disney through painting, photography, graphic work, drawing, sculpture and video.

Screening: NOVEMBER 29 7PM, Walt & El Groupo, and Q+A with the Director, City Council Chambers 


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Image: Teddy Sandoval, Las Locas, c. 1980. Acrylic and mixed-media on unstretched canvas, 39 x 52.5 in. (99 x 133.4 cm). Collection of Paul Polubinskas. © Paul Polubinskas


ONE Gallery, West Hollywood + MOCA PDC

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A.

9007 Melrose Avenue + MOCA Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue

Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. maps the intersections and collaborations among a network of queer Chicano artists and their artistic collaborators from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. Over two decades of artwork encompassing painting, performance ephemera, print material, video, fashion, and photography will be presented in two locations. This project is organized by ONE Archives at the USC Libraries as part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Initiative.

Panel Discussion: OCTOBER 22 3PM, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Richard T. Rodriguez, C. Ondine Chavoya and David Evans Frantz. FREE, no RSVP required. Located at the City of West Hollywood Council Chambers, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard.

Simon Doonan on Mundo Meza: NOVEMBER 19 3pm FREE, priority entry to MOCA members. Located at City of West Hollywood Council Chambers, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard.


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Image: Sense of Place Artist Render, Estudio Jose Dávila, 2017.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 - MAY 26, 2018

LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)

Sense of Place by Jose Davila

West Hollywood Park, 647 N. San Vicente Blvd.

Sense of Place, by Jose Davila, is a multi-site, large-scale, public exhibition migrating through and integrating into the diverse urban landscape of Los Angeles to draw a portrait of the city's many experiences, geographies and histories. This exhibition was commissioned and produced by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) and part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Initiative. More information about the project           



Image: Javier Calvo, Solo yo, 2012. Color video.



Video Art in Latin America

7000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood

Video Art in Latin America surveys more than 60 works of groundbreaking achievements and important thematic tendencies in Latin American video art from the 1960s until today. This exhibition was organized by LA><ART in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute (GRI).

Screening, December 3 - Video Art in Latin America: States in Crisis. West Hollywood Council Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. Free. RSVP not required.


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Image: Dan Guerrero, photo credit: Mark Corneliussen

SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

¡GAYTINO! Made in America—Dan Guerrero

LACMA | Bing Theater

¡GAYTINO! is a remarkable life journey from 1950s East L.A. to New York's Great White Way in the '60s and '70s and back to Hollywood. West Hollywood resident Dan Guerrero and Carlos Almaraz, lifelong friends in Los Angeles, moved together to New York in the 1960s and then found themselves back in Los Angeles as Almaraz's career began to take hold. Guerrero's autobiographical play with music is driven by their lifelong friendship, as well as reminiscences of Dan's father, Chicano music legend Lalo Guerrero.

The 90-minute performance travels through decades of Mexican-American history and the gay experience from a unique and personal perspective. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Playing with Fire: Paintings by Carlos Almaraz.



OCTOBER 18 - OCTOBER 28, 2017

Denenberg Fine Arts 


This exhibition features Marta Palau's powerful, colorful mxed media collages of 1976. The show's title is taken from one of the artist-poet's poems. This exhibition features Palau's personal visual comments on oppression and fascism - her insights are relevant to our increasingly polarized religious, cultural, and ideological circumstances. 

Opening: October 15, 3PM - 5PM

Gallery Hours: October 18 - 28, Wednesday - Saturday, 11AM - 5PM or by appointment.

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a group exhibition curated by RUBEN ESPARZA

Queer Califas: LA Latinx Art

A group exhibition featuring multi-generational artists who hail from diverse communities across the Untied States and beyond, and who call California home. Queer Califas: LA Latinx Art, curated by West Hollywood artist/curator Ruben Esparza, includes formal paintings, drawings, and photography. Artists include: Laura Aguilar, Marcel Alcala, Maritza Amezcua, Enrique Castrejon, Rick Castro, Ben Cuevas, Gregorio Davila, Diego Eduardo, Cleonette Harris, Carolina Hicks aka SBTL CLNG, Rigo Maldonado, Roy Martinez aka Lambe Culo, Miguel Angel Reyes, Angelo Alessandro Rodarte, Manuel Rodrigues aka Sad Boy, Daniel “Chino” Rodriguez, Joey Terrill, Rommy Torrico, and a performance by El Sancha y Las Sirenas.

Reception: NOVEMBER 4 6-9PM



Denenberg Fine Arts 

Juan Bastos: California Portraits

This exhibition brings together 35 oil paintings, pastels, and pancil drawings of distinguished Californians and other commissions, painted and drawn by Bastos from 1996 to 2017. Portraits of Richard Harrison, Sir Ian McKellen, Charlize Theron, and Gore VIdal will be among the portraits on view. 

Public Opening: November 5, 11AM - 5PM

Gallery Hours: November 8 - 18, Wednesday - Saturday, 11AM - 5PM or by appointment. 


Image: Floricanto performs Fiesta del Dia de Los Muertos at the Floricanto Center, Los Angeles, 2016. photo credit-Frank Sandoval

NOVEMBER 11, 2017


Floricanto's Fiesta del Dia de los Muertos

Lee Strasberg Academy, Marilyn Monroe Theater, 7936 Santa Monica Blvd.

NOVEMBER 11 8PM  | Admission $20 pre-sale; $25 at the door

The theater will be transformed into a local cemetery by Danza Floricanto/USA to commemorate their Annual "Fiesta del Dia de los Muertos." Under the direction of Gema Sandoval, a series of vignettes will tackle a series of social issues (love, death, teen pregnancy, immigration, abuse of women among others) with humor and respect that celebrate and honor this very traditional holiday -- Chicano style.



Image: Jon Viscott

Through DECEMBER 31, 2017


The Chase

Santa Monica Boulevard median at Doheny

The Chase is a series of origami-inspired sculpture depicting a dramatized scene of survival. Whomever the viewer relates to, the characters are meant to be viewed through a lens of commonality rather than difference as they embody the opposing yet congruent ends of starvation where each, trying to survive, fights to meet their own needs through shared, limited resources. For more information click here.